I encourage you to concede that going to college is actually a benefit for most people.
But you literally provided no evidence of such a claim.
Your argument is that you don't have to go to college to be a successful. Therefore, you probably shouldn't go to college.
Actually, my argument was that people in general shouldn't go to college because they'll major in useless crap. I don't really think anyone should major in art stuff frankly (and other things).
You COULD be successful, but in this day and age college is a waste of time for arts (as I said, you do better by doing things you like and going at your own pace rather than doing something some pretentious jackoff assigned to you. Also sho... (read more)
You explicitly say at the start of your video that you recommend people go into psychology...
Right but I also said in my response to you:
"Social sciences" and a lot of psychology
You also use images of art supplies in your video whenever you say the word "art".
It was a type of shorthand. I actually wanted to use other pictures for "studies" degrees but Pixabay is fairly limited.
It seems goal-post shifting to now claim you were actually referring to liberal arts in general.
I thought it was implied when I said art degree and when I didn't me... (read more)
It is misleading. The title is "You (Probably) Shouldn't Go To College." But you complain specifically about arts, language, and literature majors at private universities. This is not most people who go to college.
It's actually for most art degrees in general, which includes nonsense degrees like "Gender Studies" and most sociology. Since these things are soft sciences they're counted as art degrees instead of proper STEM.
Most of these are not STEM or Med-School.
"Social sciences" and a lot of psychology are so... (read more)
First, the video seems contrarian for the sake of being contrarian. For example, the title of the video is "You (Probably) Shouldn't Go To College" even though you seem to limit your criticisms to art, language, and literature majors at private universities. In other words, you clickbaited the title so people would go in looking for an angry disagreement.
Of course it's clickbait, and I don't see anything wrong with using clickbait titles as long as they aren't misleading. I didn't intend for people to go in angry just looking at the title, and I don'... (read more)
My best attempt to interpret your view was something like "non-controversial content can work, but controversial content is almost always better".
Right, that's what I was saying.
My response was to point out that the most successful communicators of EA have typically been "non-controversial" in their delivery, even if some of EA's core ideas are inherently radical.
EA as a movement isn't a particularly mainstream thing (unlike Veganism, which is moreso). I think it'd be interesting to see how a less diplomatic figure in the community spreads the ... (read more)
My experience talking to people within animal advocacy is that PETA tends to be seen as more embarrassing than effective — a mishmash of campaigns that end up making the animal movement seem gimmicky, without much in the way of clear impact.
But how many people see the articles? Say about a million people saw their silly article, and only 1% of people actually stuck around their website and learn more about veganism with the rest brushing it off as ridiculous. That's ten thousand people who just might reduce their consumption of animal products and will con... (read more)
(I'm not sure if you'd get a notification for my reply to Koen so I'll send a direct reply just in case)
Thanks for the compliment, though I think the editing style is a bit simplistic right now, mainly because I'm focusing on getting videos out as quickly as possible at the moment. Later down the line I'm hoping to have the budget for more produced videos.
Hey thanks for the comment. I explained to @Harrison D my mindset behind why I was being less than polite in my video if you're curious to it.
I actually think the video is missing a few things, but thanks for the encouragement, I don't have that many resources available to me right now so this is basically the best I can do! :P
Hey, thanks for the comment, I was starting to think no one was going to respond.
I totally understand your concerns, and if this were a few years ago I'd probably completely agree with you, but I think there's something to be said about the effectiveness of being controversial and not very politically correct. Lemme explain my mindset behind my behavior if you will.
Think about it this way: The problem with altruism (and I would add veganism to that) in general is that so many people are uninformed/misinformed about it, that reaching them at all is hard eno... (read more)
Can a person going with a nice-guy approach really have the same impact as someone being controversial?
There are lots of human feelings you can successfully reach aside from "anger" or "(eats popcorn)". Controversial content sometimes sells, but so does other content!
Thanks! I think so far that's my best video.
I don't really have any inspiration, I'm just kinda going along with it. I use a Blue Raspberry Microphone and clean it up in Audacity.
Hey, I learned about effective altruism from Singer's Ted Talk, and also reading MacAskill's book.
I'm primarily focused on animal ethics, as I think it's an issue that's often forgotten about. I also have concerns with climate change, but for me it's secondary to animal issues (either way focusing on animal issues helps with climate change, which is why I believe it to be more important).
That being said, I also make a point in discussing the importance of individual action, and how an unwillingness to accept responsibility is the cause of so many of our is... (read more)