videl

videl wrote (edited )

sure if you don't have to take out a loan and you're actually interested in the subject of whatever you would go to school for.
I think the subject you would be majoring in is important to consider. is it something that you would spend time to learn without school? Do you want to learn it enough to endure school? Will school make it harder or easier to learn whatever you're interested in? for example, undergrad computer science students are better off learning on their own IMO.
personally, i wish i had more considered the subject itself, my feelings towards it, what i could do with it, and its place in the world today rather than how it can make my life easier or whatever.

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videl wrote (edited )

2nd A People's History. Pretty much exactly what you're looking for.
Climate vs Capitalism by Naomi Klein is good too if you don't know anything about environmental stuff going on although things have gotten a bit worse since it was written.
Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond is good for sort of getting an overall idea of the history of humanity.

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videl wrote

“We’ve had conversations with more than 20 members of civil society, academics, in some cases these were civil rights organizations, experts in race relations from around the world,” Brian Fishman, policy director of counterterrorism at Facebook, told us in a phone call. “We decided that the overlap between white nationalism, [white] separatism, and white supremacy is so extensive we really can’t make a meaningful distinction between them. And that’s because the language and the rhetoric that is used and the ideology that it represents overlaps to a degree that it is not a meaningful distinction.”

lmao did they really have to do all that for this simple fact.

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