Women are status driven creatures. Think about it, what do women not do for status? They have sex for status, the make friends for status, they dress for status, they get what you coined 'brilliant' jobs for status, they have kids for status, they get married for status.
After reading that several thoughts occured to me:
1. You might be of low status yourself, that's why you blame it for your failure with women. It's an easy and comfortable explanation for you.
2. You sound as bitter and frustrated as the women who say that men are inborn evil.
3. How about: men are status driven creatures. What men not do for status? They have sex for status ("mate I have scr*wed that hot chic, and that too"), they buy cars for status, they dress for status (suits for 2000$), they have kids for status, they get married for status...
sounds like human nature, eh? Keep up with the Joneses?
My university education made me a broader (broader thinking) person.
Congratulations. For many people those efforts were futile.
You keep equating education with a job, I'm not talking about getting a job.
But I am, because that's how I understood PolkaTagAlongs' comment.
From the economic point of view an education that doesn't give skills and knowledge needed to get employed is useless. Sorry to say that but a country doesn't need people majoring in philosophy, no matter how much their horizons were broadened by the process of attending the lectures... As I've already said if someone is interested in philosophy can study it on his own and that doesn't make him anybody worse than a person with a useless diploma concerning that subject.
Another point of discussion is quality of courses these days and students themselves. Sorry again, but if you put a mediocre student even in front of the greatest minds of the academic world, expose to the brightest and most ingenious ideas the mankind has come up with and give every needed tools to develope, probably such student still wouldn't benefit from it. You wouldn't give a Stradivarius' violin to an amateur, would you?
I don't know about the USA, but in Poland in recent years a weir-named courses at Polish universities started to crop up. Probably just to attract with novel sounding titles and with the false promise of a strictly proffession-oriented curriculum more students. More students = more cash for the university = more lectures = more cash for the lecturers.