There doesn't seem anything to be gained by pretending this is not the case. Corpsey has a masters in English.
The people my age I know who did English at uni ended up working in PR and marketing and don't strike me as particularly "literary".
part of the joe rogan et al thing is a load of people getting into social science I think, but without the university structure as guidance. talking to my brother who loves all that half the time i just end up thinking he needs to hear about some actual social science, the classics, that kind of thingI guess the question is whether you would have actually taught yourself to that extent if you didn't have the college structure. kind of like someone saying "ah, if I hadn't bought my house and paid a mortgage for the past 10 years, I'd have another $300k in the bank"...but would they have actually saved that much, or blown chunks of it on other thing?
I'm hardly a big college booster but it forced me to read things I'd probably never bother with or even know about otherwise, think about certain things I'd never otherwise think about, be in direct contact with thousands of people from around the world who I'd never otherwise have a chance to meet. all of that had a huge positive impact on my development. not to say I wouldn't have developed without it, but it definitely broadened my perspective.
yeah but it leaves him without the really good stuff. The cutting edge stuff with all the nuance. I think he'd like all the ideas. It's the ideas which are the exciting part of all of this anyway. There's an emotional edge to it as well but everyone is drunk off ideas at the moment and those kinds of podcasts are one of the vectors.That's boring though and they all say different things anyway which you can reduce down to the simple things idiots in the pub say so it's all pointless and he might as well stick with Joe