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A university degree chosen primarily for the satisfaction of the knowledge one attains from it, the most important aspect of which is that you enjoy what you are studying.

This short sighted life decision often gives little thought or concern to the fact that such a degree will probably not leave the graduate with employable skills or knowledge meaning they will have to work in a job they hate forever.

Common vanity degrees include politics, womens/feminism studies, sociology, history and most arts degrees.
"I AM TRYING TO SPEND MY YOUTH BEING PASSIONATE ABOUT SOMETHING AND IF I END UP A CHECK OUT CHICK IN MY FORTIES AT LEAST I WILL KNOW THAT I KNOW A LOT ABOUT THINGS THAT I LOVE AND THAT I SPENT MY DEGREE LEARNING ABOUT THINGS I WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT"

Why waste 3-4 years and tens of thousands of dallars studying for a vanity degree with no job prospects at the end? Why not plan ahead and find something that interests you AND that you can make a career out of. That way you can spend your entire working life doing something that interests you, not just your youth and education.
by Nelson's Column December 19, 2011