+31 Educated people are cooler to hang out with, amirite?

by Right_Sock2942 1 month ago

I'm "highly educated" (masters degree) and I find a person's level of formal education to be more or less unrelated to how interesting they are. There are plenty of people who are neither formally nor individually well read or studied, who have very boring interests and don't go much deeper than pop culture. There are also plenty of highly educated people who are very arrogant about their self-image and/or have very niche interests that most people can't relate to at all. The most interesting people to me tend to be those who have passions that they pursue, or generally develop themselves in interesting ways, regardless of their level of formal education.

by vwiegand 1 month ago

This is a great distinction - the difference between folks that are genuinely curious about ideas vs. people that brag about how many letters they have after their name.

by ukeeling 1 month ago

Yup. In fact, I've sometimes found "highly educated" people to be less curious, because they think they already know the answers.

by vwiegand 1 month ago

It's hard to be curious about other things when you've spent 8 years learning one thing. Me, to my PhD bio-physicist friend: "It's lefty loosey. The other left. Yes, you need to hold the nut at the same time or it will spin." Me, to my Masters rocket science friend: "Yea... Yeah, you need to clean the lint filter every time or it won't dry the clothes."

by Anonymous 1 month ago

… every time? Well that makes sense. I'll be right back.

by Traditional_Home6644 1 month ago

THIS!!!! This is SO true!

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Yup! I've had deep conversations with people whom I have worked in warehouses with. I've also met some college educated arrogant asshats who think they know everything. I'm agree wholeheartedly.

by SympathyDismal 1 month ago

I've also met plenty of poor people with advanced degrees, and wealthy people with little or no formal education.

by vwiegand 1 month ago

I was a union electrician, after I hurt myself I went to school and got a degree. In my experience the average electrician was more intelligent than the average student I encountered in the psyche department (circa 2010 SSU), and the electricians were way more intelligent than the average junior college student I interacted with. Oh and I served in a Ranger Battalion too, those guys landed somewhere in between, but were the coolest.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

This 100%. I meet a lot of people but that's just my personality. I see people as books. The best people are the ones who are willing to talk about what they are passionate about. Those are the interesting people. It's also the flip side too everyone. Don't be afraid, and don't apologize for what you are passionate about and talk about it. Just because you know what you like a lot, love a lot isn't what that person is into. They want to know what it means to you. If they aren't in it for that then they weren't interested in knowing you anyway.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Some of them are, some Of them can be pretentious high minded pricks.

by JustWorth6748 1 month ago

Just ask any teacher...

by Anonymous 1 month ago

lol funny enough…. You are 😂

by bbartoletti 1 month ago

Even funnier so am I 😂😂😂

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Big facts - Canadian accountant

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Oof. European pay with American workload. Worst nation to be an accountant

by Ancient-Industry 1 month ago

Kind of the norm for us millennials

by sawaynseth 1 month ago

your two paragraphs are very opposing

by Anonymous 1 month ago

His first paragraph contradicts itself. He starts by saying educated people aren't inherently superior then proceeds to list all of his assumptions about educated people that he believes makes them inherently superior. "Live in cities" lol why does living in a city make a person a better friend OP?

by chesleycorwin 1 month ago

It reads poor dumb rural people are boring to hang out with... People are people there's always something to about

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Tell me about it it's so ridiculous my college is the same the students don't care or listen and think they are cool sometimes and dress ratchet and wear baggy clothes and are rude and they are also antisocial as well and it's so annoying I go to a college where it's a not so good neighborhood city people are so annoying I can't people or student sometimes at school

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Sounds like OP

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I feel like you're the perfect example of why what you're saying isn't true? You sound insufferable and snobbish, I'd hate to hang out with someone so prejudiced. Boring people ate boring, interesting people are interesting. The amount of education they have doesn't generally affect that one way or the other.

by tzulauf 1 month ago

This is a super bias take, lol. I know gym rats who are super healthy but dumb as a brick and get into trouble all the time. I know people who have gone to college and have a personality of a brick when it comes to anything outside of their college degree. Bud, you gotta think there are 9 billion people on this planet with 9 billion stories to tell. Maybe it's up to you to ask the right questions instead of passing judgment.

by Coryyost 1 month ago

I don't know man. Some of my best friends haven't even finished their PhDs yet.

by Schroederjocely 1 month ago

I disagree very deeply with your assessment of the differences between educated and uneducated people. You definitely are saying that educated people are inherently superior. Then you also equated uneducated with poor. Why is living in a city a thing you list alongside a bunch of other positive traits?

by Anonymous 1 month ago

This was my reaction. OP is the perfect example of the deeply embedded classism that exists. Those higher up will always look down...

by Anonymous 1 month ago

No. I know a few people with high level degrees in math and science. Complete assholes and totally uninteresting. They are snobs and see anyone who are not as "educated" as they are as idiots. They are not fun to be around, and I avoid them.

by Myronwisozk 1 month ago

Math and science are not exactly fields that promote qualities be described

by Ok_Audience3518 1 month ago

Being open minded is more important than actual formal education level or whatever. I recall my friend being worried about me meeting his wife's family because they are "educated" therefore they might find me offensive (I guess? I mean I completed community college at least in any case) but I had them laughing the hardest they ever have and not at me. I feel like if anything, if you are educated and you scoff at a "didn't get a masters at an expensive university" perspective for the sake of it how much have you actually learned? Not that OP is saying this.

by CommercialRoyal9365 1 month ago

Ugh. No. I all they talk about is their Rolexes and their implants and their Teslas. Pass.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Ehhhh, I am an engineer. I'd rather hangout with some good ole boys than other engineers.

by Mose20 1 month ago

I don't think that the more educated people are the more they are diverse in hobbies and interests. In some cases, education is essentially specialization, and people become more narrow.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

This seems gross.

by Carson48 1 month ago

I find "what you are doing for fun" more interesting than "what did you study". Source: hanging out with maple sap boiling people most of spring.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Yeah people don't learn anymore, they memorize what they need to know to pass tests. With how much information is on the internet, it's easy to learn anything you want without paying for a piece of paper. Does it help you get a job? For some fields, yes. Does it make you more intelligent than people who didnt go to college? No

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Question OP, what is your level of education? The only reason I ask is because as an educated person, I find almost no difference at all lol

by wiegandmisty 1 month ago

So, are you meaning intelligent people? There are uneducated intelligent people who do all those things as well.. (Coming from an educated human)

by anastaciorussel 1 month ago

You sound like the type that looks down on people that went to a community college. What exactly is your level of education? I've met people that went to private/Ivy league schools and they were duller than a old butter knife.

by FeistyRope1382 1 month ago

I think that curious, intelligent people are more interesting. Matter of fact, I'll even say the most interesting people I've ever met have had wonderful and dry, sometimes extremely sarcastic and/or angry senses of humor, regardless of how formally educated they were or weren't.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Humour, especially ironic humour, is an indicator of intelligence.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I disagree as I've met a ton of backwoods ass people that aren't exactly book smart but i would way rather hang out with. Might not know much about geometry or the periodic table but can fix anything with a motor, has tons of solid life advice, and would give you the shirt off their back if you needed it. I'll take that over some idiot with a gender studies degree who always feels superior any day of the week. The backwoods type would have enough money in his pocket to buy everything you came with and have some left over while the "educated" guy has degrees but can't find a job and wonders why no one will hire him lol

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Educated people are more likely to be higher income individuals or come from higher income families or at least live in a high income area because they have well funded education in comparison to "uneducated people". People with higher income can enjoy a wider variety of recreational activities and hobbies. For example in a low income area you might find a lot of people into gaming or basketball because they're relatively affordable hobbies. In a higher income area they might do a lot of watersports, auto sports, drones, and have more interesting parks, clubs, etc. Higher income people are more likely to have paid vacation, less working hours on a single job, or going to school without working. Lower income people are more likely to work 2 jobs, take a part time job while going to school, of working over retirement age. Less free time to do hobbies and less free time to get good at s hobby.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Passionate people tend to be cooler to hang out with. (As long as they aren't passionate about being raving assholes)

by Hagenesalysha 1 month ago

Naw, I understand you're point but as someone who likes the party I'll take some ignorant hood rats then someone then educated people being cautious every decision.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Rolling up at a bonfire where a guy with a fitted hat and long white tshirt and another guy with his pants tucked into his boots are laughing and carrying on is a twilight zone experience but that's just the dirty south lol beats some gender studies major bitching about the smoke from the grill and why we are eating meat

by Anonymous 1 month ago

your* fify

by Anonymous 1 month ago

No worries; I just tried to fit the ‘educatet people' but, apparently, failed ))

by Anonymous 1 month ago

OP wants a deep conversation rather than a fun conversation because OP didn't have enough deep conversation yet.

by Violetspencer 1 month ago

for me I would hangout with educated people back than when I went to high school and of course some were not good students they had there ups and downs but in general they were good people and you can meet good people in real life that are trying to do good in life I have met some really nice people over my years in real life and for what I can tell you is that they are trying to live life everyday and enjoy their lives and be good and have fun and have a good time and now I go to college in a not so good neighborhood city and all the students at my college are not very good students they sometimes don't listen or don't care at all and also they dress ratchet and wear baggy clothes and I don't really like being around teens or people like that I am going to be honest with you guys I like being around more educated people and good people

by Anonymous 1 month ago

What if they make fun of you and call you bubba?

by Ashamed-Newspaper 1 month ago

I've never seen "Dinner For Schmucks". Maybe you're onto something 😉

by Ashamed-Newspaper 1 month ago

The wilfully ignorant are awful company

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Diverse forms of knowledge, individual variability, accessibility and opportunity, cultural bias, relatability and connection, and empathy and understanding all highlight that enjoyable companionship extends beyond educational backgrounds, emphasizing the richness that varied life experiences bring to relationships.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

It depends. I think there's a correlation but not inherently if that makes sense. And it also depends of educated in what. Someone could be an engineer or an accountant with 2 decades of education and several degrees, but be an extremely boring or unpleasant person while someone else could be a flight attended or a bar keeper and be the coolest person imaginable I do agree tho that on average I would rather hang out with a 30 year old grad student than a 30 year old construction worker.

by Traditional-Two-92 1 month ago

There's a particular lyric from a song in my native language: "Ijazah terbaik datangnya dari jalanan" Which roughly translates to: "The best degree comes from the streets" It all depends.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Educated people are conformists. I prefer to hang out with intelligent free-thinkers.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Yeah I've got a friend with a PHD. All he does is game and smoke weed outside of work and hardly ever talks about work. Don't get me wrong I love weed and think video games are cool to those who play it but definitely not the most interesting friend in the group

by Danielleatha 1 month ago

I have masters, I've met many "educated" people that didn't even know how to do their laundry... Knowing 1 specific thing in depth doesn't make you interesting at all if you have no sense of general curiosity. In my opinion, people with degrees shouldn't be referred to as "Educated" at all, the word is too broad, they should be just people with college degrees or formal education...

by Anonymous 1 month ago

College educated and educated are two very different things

by bransonweissnat 1 month ago

A lot of smart people are boring IRL

by Empty-Neat 1 month ago

I have horrible impulse control and a graduate degree.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Bro has never left his bubble

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I get what you're saying, but I think an important distinction for me wouldn't be limited to formal education but would also include a large dose of curiosity combined with seeking those questions out through reputable and data driven sources.

by labadiesanta 1 month ago

i live in an area of britain wih lots of "HIGHLY" educated who are also on ridciculous amounts of drugs. one friend of mine went to private school. cant tell you anything about the normal world, but has taught me INSANE amounts about the military and even stuff i researched about my grandfathers and found true

by Kennamills 1 month ago

I 100% agree. And I'm not talking college degree. When I ride my motorcycle with my buddies we all basically depend on our mechanic buddy to help us out when bad stuff happens. Dude is so knowledgeable it's awesome. He teaches us so much about bikes

by josiane14 1 month ago

What do you mean by "educated"? Like, phd's? Having an interesting life can be an education in itself. Some of the most interesting people I have met were not educated in the way that I'm assuming you are talking about.

by Framicasandra 1 month ago

I've worked in warehouses and now work as a teacher. I've built closer relationships with people in warehouses than in the teaching community

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I've been told by three separate college professors that due to the fact that I've done quite a bit of scholarly reading, I'm probably more read than most college students. Most college students do NOT read, they're just in it for the degree, or because they feel like they should be. Education does not always equal educated. Some of the smartest people I know never went to college. Granted, yes, there are many students I know who also happen to be very well rounded and educated. BUT. I know just as many who couldn't tell you the difference between a rock and a stick xD

by Kayadietrich 1 month ago

i strongly disagree

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Define educated? I know a lot of dumb people that have a college degree, sometimes multiple ones.

by Olsonmarcelle 1 month ago

idk what you're talking about, some of the most famous artists, musicians, and chefs don't have degrees. Also living in a city does not make you cool to hang out with 😂

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I enjoy talking with educated individuals who actually came from poverty and now have elevated themselves independently and didn't get caught in the rat trap of never ending debt. People who never lived "outside their means". Many people are gonna feel attacked, but I define a person living outside their means when they: 1. Take out a big loan for a degree or certification in a low paying field, just why... 2. Buy one or multiple cars that the price is more than 30% of their yearly income... a 400 dollar car payment after insurance is harmful to a families finances... 3. Buy a house that takes all their income and decreases their quality of living almost indefinitely causing root financial stress in oneself and intimate relationships. Talking to educated people who grew up in two parent households with available tutoring and music lessons, paid phone bills, good food their whole life, for me is boring, as in my experience, most of these people will never admit they got to where they are because the way was paved for them.

by Temmerich 1 month ago

People are brain broken by poverty

by QueasyChocolate 1 month ago

I love how he keeps saying he's not trying to dump on uneducated people and then goes on to make generalization after generalization. At least these people tell on themselves and we know 🤷‍♂️

by WiseCommittee 1 month ago

Educated people are also often stupid and arrogant beyond belief. Some of the most interesting, quirky, well read, informed and curious people I know have very little formal education.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

A college education kinda just provides a baseline level of depth in personality. But that baseline really isn't that high, especially for people with just a bachelors. I know plenty of college graduates who basically don't have lives outside of things related to their degree. Personally, I think the best influence of a college education on someone's personality is they commonly get to see up close the extensive amount of work that goes into peer reviewed studies. People who are the biggest skeptics of peer reviewed studies, are most often self proclaimed smart asses that never spent longer than a year on a research oriented college campus.

by Quirky-Cupcake-1980 1 month ago

Well you sound very snobby and pretentious. Your whole vibe is just gross. Ew

by Anonymous 1 month ago

The things you listed are more of a sign of heightened intelligence, not necessarily education.

by Torey94 1 month ago

Err you haven't hung with PhDs then. I have a PhD and I don't even want to hang with other PhDs.

by Rmacejkovic 1 month ago

I get along better with more educated people but also a lot of educated people annoy me to no end. So educated people have the two extremes of likability while the less educated fall inbetween.

by furman30 1 month ago

I'd say that it's more about curiosity. "Interested is interesting" and all that. I've met grad students who can only really hold a conversation in their narrow field, I've also met really narrow non-academics who know, like, three things to talk about.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Experienced people tend to be interesting, most educated (I'm assuming you mean higher educated) people have a narrow band of experience until quite a few years after graduating due to going straight to university straight after high school. The most interesting people I've known are people who worked several types of jobs, travelled and then tried higher education. There are of course always exceptions.

by Superb-Coach 1 month ago

You're probably not trying to sound elitist. But you do.

by No-Diamond1957 1 month ago

As an overly educated person I find highly educated people exhausting to be around. Some of the coolest people I know only have a high school degree.

by ColdRest1143 1 month ago

Not so sure I agree with the OP. There are way more "average" people than "bright" people. And I doubt that most "average" people would enjoy the type of conversations that "bright" people might. Does the "average" crowd really want to have a conversation about science or legal policy or would they rather just talk about sports? I bet most "average" people would avoid the "bright" folks for this reason.

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by No-Year 1 month ago

Bro said "live in cities" like it's a positive

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I've never seen an educated man try to jump a bon fire with his 4 wheeler, while drunk, as his buddy shoots a jug of tannerite and explodes a ford ranger. I'll stick with my hillbillies and woods folk.

by Zhowell 1 month ago

Oh, so we've all had this experience? Lmao

by Anonymous 1 month ago

There's only so many things to do in the woods for fun and we've established not many are educated so…

by Zhowell 1 month ago

We used to take trash can lids and slide down this big ass hill around our bonfire spot… it's amazing no one ever got hurt lmao

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Educated people tend to be highly critical too. They let their intelligence go to their heads

by Anonymous 1 month ago

This seems like a popular opinion. People who are more educated carry conversations more, have healthier lifestyles and have certain morals and beliefs that are found to be more well rounded

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Why is this unpopular? I know there's the whole anti-intellectual, anti-science crowd, but outside that, how popular is the preference to hang out with less-educated folks?

by ukeeling 1 month ago

I actually haven't met many anti-intellectuals or anti-science people in the real world. Of the few I've met, they really vary uneducation. From granola hippie anti-vax to young earth creationists. However, an important note is that they tend to do a ton of "research" and are well "educated" in whatever their particular propaganda kool-aid is.

by Ferrycarolanne 1 month ago

I have a degree in graphic design and I don't read books, I don't have a great lifestyle, and I'm generally a clown. I am also poor. Sooo this is a very unpopular opinion

by Aggravating-Owl 1 month ago

Totally agree!

by Anonymous 1 month ago

If I lined 5 random individuals and you had a 3 minute conversation with each one. I bet you couldn't tell who's educated and not. We're you celebrating today or are you more a Jan 6 kinda guy...

by Anonymous 1 month ago

I guarantee you I could tell them apart. Maybe you cannot.

by Anonymous 1 month ago

Based upon what?

by Anonymous 1 month ago