Who's 21 or over? Who has a degree?
Reply 21 of 80
February 10, 2002 4:30PM
I'm 27 and have a BS in ecology and environmental policy. I may get my masters at some point.
Reply 22 of 80
February 10, 2002 4:32PM
[quote]Originally posted by BRussell:
<strong>31 and another PhD here. And it looks to me like there's an inverse relation between education level and board maturity.</strong><hr></blockquote>
Only teens should write on this board
Reply 22 of 80
February 10, 2002 4:32PM
That's what happens when you lock yourself away at the age of 18.
The Institute for Advanced Study has some of the most immature
Ph.D. people you could ever meet. It's an amazing menagerie of folks, some of whom have no idea how privileged they are and no sense of reality outside academia.
Reply 24 of 80
February 10, 2002 6:03PM
42 in April and I have a Bachelor's of Fine Arts degree...a lot of f*cking good that's doing me now...
My age hasn't been a problem for me. I have a whole range of friends younger and older. In good health (knock wood) and most people think I look younger than my age... <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
Reply 25 of 80
February 10, 2002 6:13PM
21 or over? Check.
Reply 26 of 80
February 10, 2002 6:29PM
Born in '75. 26 years old. No degree, 3 years of college though...
Reply 27 of 80
February 10, 2002 8:22PM
21 AND A HALF, last semester of college... I will have my degree unless I royally f--k up.
Reply 28 of 80
February 10, 2002 8:27PM
Reply 29 of 80
February 10, 2002 11:47PM
I'll be 26 in a week and a half. I've got a B.S. in psychology, an M.S. in clinical psych and I'm on my way to a Ph.D in clinical psych. 2 more years of school for me.... I hope...
Reply 30 of 80
February 11, 2002 12:54AM
to clarify (though I alone care)
BA -in Philosphy
MA- Intermedia Arts
MFA- Intermedia Arts
oh yeah and an AA in film.
and I took some tennis lessons once and got a certificate :cool:
Reply 31 of 80
i am monkey
February 11, 2002 1:41AM
27 & Bachelor's of Architecture
Reply 32 of 80
February 11, 2002 1:48PM
A lot of B Archs here.
Reply 33 of 80
February 11, 2002 5:45PM
Lots of Pile it Higher and Deeper's too... (PhD's)
Reply 34 of 80
February 11, 2002 5:46PM
Post Hole Digger
Reply 35 of 80
February 11, 2002 5:57PM
Ah, young I feel. I'm only 19 (going on 20), and I'm 2 years and a quarter from a BA in Political Science. I just hope that this forum doesn't stratify into an ageist community. I mean, are all of you so much more mature because you can drink alcohol legally?
Reply 36 of 80
February 11, 2002 7:10PM
[quote]Originally posted by agent302:
<strong>I mean, are all of you so much more mature because you can drink alcohol legally?</strong><hr></blockquote>
No, but that's a plus.
Anyhoo, to clarify my reason for starting this thread:
Having just travelled the long road from the beginning of high school to the end of college, I've noticed a huge change in my thoughts, maturity, and wisdom on some things. That said, there IS a difference between the 14-16 year olds of these boards, and the 21 plusses.
When I was 15, I too would have said, "age doesn't have anything to do with maturity level." And to an extent, it doesn't. Real-life wisdom is a whole different matter. (NOTE: I never said anything in my original post about maturity) The truth be told, there's a lot of maturity that I probably don't even have. I haven't had kids, I don't have a "real job" yet, car payments, or the like. I'm sure those people on these boards will tell you that your life "experience" jumps light years when you have a kid and have to be responsible for a child's life.
Now, agent302, you're almost 20. Is there a huge difference between you and me (at 22)? Maybe, maybe not. But the age line had to be drawn somewhere, and 21 seemed like a good spot (chosen from my own experience).
You all under 21: Don't get yourselves in a tizzy because you think we over 21 are looking down on you. We're not, because we understand that there's certain life experiences you haven't had to deal with. On the same account, though, understand that we over 21 (or roundabouts that age) have a clearer outlook on a lot of things because we've "been around the block."
Thank you. Who else?
Reply 37 of 80
February 11, 2002 7:54PM
CosmoNut, you seem to be saying that everyone matures at the same rate and has certain life experiences at a given age. I know some teenagers who have probably had more "real-life" experiences then anyone else on these boards. Just a thought.
Reply 38 of 80
February 11, 2002 8:53PM
28 years old.
B.A. Political Science
J.D. (Law Degree)
Reply 39 of 80
February 11, 2002 9:13PM
I do understand why you started this forum, and I agree, there does at times seem to be a propensity of immature posting. I just felt the need to illustrate the arbitraryness of age (and time in general; I'm not the biggest fan of New Years, seems just like any other day). I think that we should approach all forum members is if we had no knowledge of their age, and judge immaturity from there. When they seem immature, ignore them. But this forum, while well meaning, has a potential for stratifying AI. I hope (and think) that it won't. I just wanted to get the idea out in the open.
(and when I said, "going on 20," that's if 6 months is "going on"
Reply 40 of 80
February 11, 2002 9:33PM
21, nearing a BFA in graphic design.
yes, i'm being facetious when i say "in my old age." :cool:
(oh yeah, and 22 in may - do you still get to say "and a half" when you're over 18?)
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