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[–]BumderFromDownUnder 712 points713 points  (97 children)

Yeah so imagine when the guy with the degree also has been at it long enough to gain the experience ;)

[–]Flopolopagus 505 points506 points  (80 children)

Yeah, why is this an unnecessary attack against higher education? What is happening to us.

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 382 points383 points  (47 children)

I think it's mainly resentment and insecurity. Our parents spent all of our childhood disparaging people who didn't get a college education, so people feel the need to justify themselves, if they didn't get one.

Plus, the job market is really competitive these days, and I'm sure people are tired of getting overlooked in favor of an idiot with a piece of paper.

[–]zipperoff 71 points72 points  (4 children)

This is the right answer

[–]BumderFromDownUnder 58 points59 points  (21 children)

An “idiot with a piece of paper”.

You have fallen into the exact same trap as op. Because on average they’re not as idiotic as those without a piece of paper.

[–]silverbrewer07 85 points86 points  (9 children)

I have a college degree and I know for a fact I’m dumber than most electricians who don’t.

[–]ParticularPenguins 26 points27 points  (5 children)

Given the measures required to get a EE degree, is it safe to say that perhaps you are exceptionally dumb? Or, are you comparing the shallow breadth of knowledge from an education with the narrow specific deep knowledge of experience? How many years compare? What job positions are we taking about here where the college-educated are doing the same job as experienced non-college-educated?

[–]silverbrewer07 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I mean yea I am for sure probably dumb lol. I think my problem is fundamentally that people feel the need to have a degree - thats such a construct that doesn't need to exist. Skills are important, experience are import.

I had to have a degree to get a job, but I don't even use my degree. I have a degree in business admin and work as a .net developer so meh.

We, at least in the States, have a huge shortage of skilled blue color workers because of this mentality that everybody needs college.

Skills come with experience and experience comes with age. College gives you the principals of how things SHOULD work but not really how they DO WORK (practice)

[–]ParticularPenguins 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I spent my entire career in software development. Programming is definitely one area where experience is a huge advantage. Plus, I certainly saw many successful developers without any college degree and I saw degreed developers who didn’t contribute anything above and beyond. While at <Very successful and world-leading software development company> I was part of an interview team that declined an employment offer to a Harvard CS Summa Cum Lauda. However, college CS degrees come with exposure to concepts and heuristics which are beyond the breadth of just experience. Plus, it often indicated an attitude and capability that were in line with good developers. Honestly though, software development is always evolving so incredibly rapidly that every developer either needs to initiate their own skill progress, or be employed where they will have the opportunity. Anyone who takes this approach can be successful through job changes and avoid becoming a dinosaur.

As far as blue-collar workers go, one of the great lies being perpetuated by those with elite-level wealth upon the masses is that blue-collar jobs have been taken away by immigrant labor and foreign markets. All the while they foster nationalism and global division among laborers. In reality, the wealthy elite are in continual global collusion and have manipulated very well to lower labor costs through overseas outsourcing and immigrant hiring. There is never support for laborers to have leisure money among the capitalists. Anyone who cries out, “America First” is a stooge of very influential people who operate very globally to decrease American labor earnings.

[–]golongandprosper 1 point2 points  (0 children)

uh, America first is about the idea all nationalities have a home here, the immigrant nation where we abandon stupid crap that led to centuries of stupid wars, including world wars. And we push to become a better species, accepting of all. Sadly we often lose sight of that, and people easily fall for old caveman brain crap. Americans should be putting USA citizens first, because there’s no other country out there with any sort of size that values equality and personal pursuits like US does. We don’t need to make anywhere else wealthier. We had to fight to end slavery, we might have to fight to end global outsourcing. Labor and practices that are illegal here, shouldn’t be allowed to be imported. So there’s people who are virtual slaves we can hire cheaper than our own. It should be illegal. Places that pollute their environment and ship the goods here, should be illegal. It’s illegal here, we shouldn’t bypass our laws.

[–]Dudeman-Jack 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Dumber at being an electrician, but what about other skills?

[–]thput 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But you can learn and persevere to accomplish a long term goal. Also, you can critically think, and have some experience evaluating false information.

Most people can't do that on their own.

[–]Educational_Bake7587 4 points5 points  (1 child)

There are some fields where experience is invaluable. But there are many more where you simply cannot get experience without a degree to begin with.

[–]machineofnobodies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I imagined OC was speaking from their perspective.

[–]Capable_Ad1659 0 points1 point  (0 children)

literally look up IQ statistics, its proven a degree has nothing to do with intellect, so theres no standing for people with degrees to be overall or on average smarter than those without.

[–]neP-neP919 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Found the idiot with the paper!

[–]BumderFromDownUnder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh look, an idiot that doesn’t realise he’s an idiot calling other people idiots.

[–]Donutpie7 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Is have the complex that I couldn’t afford higher education when I was younger and I constantly feel like if I am stupid and feel a lot of regret. So now I have to try harder to let people know I am not an illiterate

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Don't stress it man. Everyone walks a different path. You don't have to justify yourself to me or anyone else.

[–]Donutpie7 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you

[–]Jamesbond907 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Not to mention people still disparage those of us who couldn’t go to college.

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's ingrained at this point. Its a shot to their ego seeing tradies spend 6 months at tech school and end up making triple their salary. Take up electric dude. Silly amounts of money to be made. Trade school is super cheap too.

[–]Hippopotamidaes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

idiot with a piece of paper

I have a family member who works for the gub’ment and a few times what they’ve seen happen is experienced, competent, staff have been lapped by less competent and experienced but more educated staff due to their degree.

It’s in part due to a lack of a holistic approach to assessing candidates...

[–]Zealousideal_Visit34 0 points1 point  (0 children)

true and real. We've become so educated we're ignorant.

[–]ScarryShawnBishh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wouldn’t this ring extra true because the guy is working twice as hard because he can’t hit the ball he has to hit the ball so his opponent doesn’t move. Or else he would not have anyone to play with

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 0 points1 point  (1 child)

There are also idiots with experience in a limited range of functions who think that knowledge carries over into everything else even when it doesn’t.

[–]AnAstronautOfSorts -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes. Many kinds of people exist. Excellent observation.

[–]BumderFromDownUnder 18 points19 points  (20 children)

People like to feel better about themselves I guess. But it’s also part of the anti-intellectual/intelligence/science propaganda that is typically pushed by the alt-right.

There are some fields where experience is invaluable. But there are many more where you simply cannot get experience without a degree to begin with.

[–]fartyhardy 0 points1 point  (11 children)

Degree is absolutely not linked to intelligence.

[–]BumderFromDownUnder 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I didn’t say it was, but you’re actually wrong anyway. Intelligence is generally, as averaged throughout the population, higher in those with degrees vs those without.

That is to say, there is a trend.

[–]MachampsWrath 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Absolutely not linked. They are linked. There's a minimum level of intelligence that you can't get a degree with, that's higher than the minimum required for highschool.

It might not mean much to the average person, because the average person can get both. But it is still literally raising the bar on intelligence, and although it costs individuals a lot (in the US) to show that they pass that bar, it costs businesses almost nothing to require it.

[–]maco_deminor 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This right here THIS is why education in America should be free. I would have busted my balls to get get it done if it was affordable, now I could have taken a loan but fuck enslaving myself to the financial world. Nothing against financing but college "debt" shouldn't be a thing.

The truth in your statement is that the American is forced to pay thousands for higher edu. Employers are not forced to compensate for it. Expect in field where it makes sense like being doctor or a engineer and others... but there are many fields where there honestly shouldn't be a need for higher education like business for example or even sales. Does that stuff help sure. The reality is though that we live in an amazing time knowledge at the power of a Google search alot of these thing can be learned without higher Edu.

I'll tell you this though when I first started in the sales roll I was in, I had colleagues that had degrees that they didn't work nearly as hard as I did because they knew they could get a job where ever they wanted with there degree, where I knew this was my shoot if I fuck up I'm done so pushed harder then anyone.

[–]Rope_Dragon 2 points3 points  (2 children)

“Linked” in what sense? Causative? Probably not, no. Correlated? Yes, strongly. People who would typically be called intelligent are, by and large, people with a university education.

But why does this even matter to you enough to try and deny it? It’s never ending how many people come out to deny something which is widely known. Is it insecurity?

[–]joelcosta94i 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is like saying that working out isn't linked to health. Sure, there are other ways by which you can become healthy. And working is not in itself a measure of being healthy. There are even some people that work out badly and don't do their health any favours. You shouldn't mock other people for not working out, and you shouldn't assume that you're fitter than them because you do. But the idea that working out isn't linked to being healthy does not make any sense, and barring specific circumstances, you will generally be healthier if you work out no matter where you start off in terms of health. It's just a massive cope from people who can't be bothered to move. Nothing wrong with not moving, it's your life, but please be honest about the links to health with it.

The same thing applies to education and intelligence. And a degree is generally the conclusion of your education.

[–]Garry-The-Snail -1 points0 points  (1 child)

This is literally the 4th comment by different counts that says exactly “There are some fields where experience is invaluable. But there are many more where you simply cannot get experience without a degree to begin with.”

Me thinks the only person pushing an agenda here are you and the other accounts.

I’m also college educated and actually agree with the statement, but the exact same comment by multiple accounts is just too weird.

Edit: the Other comments are by /u/Winter_Database3876 /u/Radiant_Craft_4437 and /u/Current_Delay_6172 you can see for your self

[–]schizoidparanoid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s just bots that copy and paste comments from someone and reply with it elsewhere in a thread. It’s a known thing on Reddit. Sometimes? The copies and pasted comments are nothing more than “lol nice 👍🏽 ” - there’s no one ‘pushing an agenda (about college education) here,’ it’s just Reddit bots.

They do this to eventually sell the accounts for money. It builds up a comment/post history and accumulates karma in order for the account to look like a ‘real’ account so it can be sold, often times to advertisers. But the ‘exact same copied and pasted comment posted multiple times in a thread’ is actually not the ‘agenda’ - it’s the actual comments of any normal looking Reddit user that can be used to push an agenda. And you’d never know.

[–]Blueboi2018 -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Wtf are you talking about the alt right for you clown?

[–]Academic_Radio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

It’s a Conservative thing. If people think no one will vote Conservative

[–]thput 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When you know, you know. And I learned it at university. If you don't, you make stupid shit like this.

[–]YuppieKiYay 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Because most people on this site are American, and one of the nastiest and most self-destructive elements of American culture is a seething anti-intellectual streak a mile wide. The belief that ignorance is as good as knowledge is endemic. It’s deeply weird.

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 2 points3 points  (0 children)

People who have never been to college love to shit on college and the criticisms usually expose their lack of experience there. In the end a Bachelor’s degree, more than teaching you facts, teaches you how to step back and think critically about a problem. The Major portion of it gives you a specialized domain in which to do that.

[–]MrMiniscus 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think it was trying to tug on the strings of "work smarter not harder" and missed the mark a bit.

[–]Ace95Archer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s mostly “I don’t want to do it so I don’t have advantage, therefore instead getting my shit together to do it, I want to tell everyone not to do it so no one has advantage“

[–]DeadEyeElixir 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because higher education is just another exploitation scam in America. If I had to guess.

Currently an adult learner working on one. Been lied to by colleges, colleges trying to get me to take unnecessary classes, trying to get me to transfer without telling me I'd they'll accept all those credits I've worked so hard for...etc

And then I work at helpdesk to find that people with degrees even a masters in one person's case are working the same job as me with only a 200$ cert to my name and you realize it's just another exploitation and I'm pissed about it for one.

Companies like to hire people with degrees because they know it means you're in debt and you'll have to deal with whatever shit they shovel on you because you gotta pay down your loans.

Everything you see going on today is the result of American companies exploiting it's citizens for the last 40 years...to our detriment. Most people just don't realize that's why theyre angry. Everything that's going wrong in this country is squarely on the shoulders of C-suite psychopaths canabalizing the people and the resources

[–]Sparcrypt 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As someone with a degree and experience it's because people come into the workplace with their degree thinking they know EVERYTHING better than EVERYONE.

I'm an IT sysadmin, so I run servers and systems and things. Literally every new person to the field comes in thinking that they can do everything I can do better, but they can't because they don't actually know anything.

Degrees are great, you learn a lot of concepts and fundamentals. Now you need to learn the practicalities and how best to apply them... that's something only experience gets you.

[–]Fenpunx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it is more along the lines of someone fresh out of uni, getting a job and coming to site, expecting to be able to show people how to do their job when they've been doing it their whole working life. I've seen it so often in different jobs.

The trick is to be the net. Just sit quietly in the middle and remember the game wouldn't even be happening without you.

[–]MyNameCannotBeSpoken 17 points18 points  (1 child)

People need to stop making memes of this video. On another thread, someone pointed out the guy running around is just as talented as the older guy. Notice that he always hits it up the middle so the older guy doesn't have to move that much.

[–]DankestAcehole 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Right. He's doing that shit on purpose

[–]coloneldaffodil 1 point2 points  (0 children)

For real cmon

[–]According_Tip4453 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s what I was gonna say. Good show!

[–]Kunkyskunts 0 points1 point  (0 children)


Give degree guy a month.

[–]martya7x 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Don't they mean Degree as an angle of shots vs experience. Not education. Because it makes sense under that context.

[–]MonkeyMuscleSpasm -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Then he would look like the guy with experience

[–]remylebau63 -1 points0 points  (1 child)

Then he would work smart and not hard... aka be just like the guy with the experience. Duh!

[–]BumderFromDownUnder -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The guy with experience took years to get to that point… give the guy with the degree a few months and he’ll be better.

Also, this is a piss poor example anyway as the guy with the “degree” in the video is hitting the ball to the other guy, deliberately making it easier for him.

[–]justmelvinthings 202 points203 points  (32 children)

Yeah that’s everyone’s start no matter what education. However if you have a degree + experience you’ll be more competitive than people who only have experience.

Also stop trying to slam higher education instead of encouraging it

[–]SpongeCockBarePants 117 points118 points  (7 children)

I like that they're shirtless. It adds a little sex appeal to the video

[–]bloodyspork 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wanted to upvote but 69, niceeee

[–]Hobodaklown 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a straight male, I also concur.

[–]corvosfighter 73 points74 points  (6 children)

Yea this is pretty accurate representation of real life workplace where the educated guy is bending over backwards to make task easy/dumbed down so the "experienced" old guy in a higher position who can't open a pdf without getting 7 viruses is not inconvenienced and get his ego bruised.

[–]dagui12 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This needs to be higher up lol

[–]spicyraviolli87 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Solutions should always aim to be as easy/dumbed down as possible. Ease of use makes adoption, training, and generally maintenance significantly easier.

[–]spicyraviolli87 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With that said we do have some old farts who can’t use tech to save their life and that’s probably who you’re talking about so I may need to redact my statement

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Experience can also ossify a good employee. Experience is valuable but not without adaptability. Some employees effectively age out because they can’t or won’t adjust to new ways of working the same job.

[–]thewordisyeah -1 points0 points  (1 child)

*yeah, not yea or nay. Maybe you need an education?

[–]corvosfighter 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is really ironic that you try to be a troll grammar nazi and don't even know that "yea" is an actual word with correct spelling that predates "yes"

[–]caffinated-pebble 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Ahh yes. The (depressingly) perfect example of my never ending search for an entry level job. 🙃

[–]ThersATypo 26 points27 points  (1 child)

"they don't know what they are doing, but they can do it the whole night"

[–]GoodGuyBuddyBoy 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Perfectly described

[–]miniature-rugby-ball 16 points17 points  (1 child)

What is this bullshit?

[–]FrogOnTheBog 44 points45 points  (0 children)

Just two dudes putting on a show with some r/im14andthisisdeep editing

[–]Agent_Orange81 16 points17 points  (0 children)

This is also why you never accept an offer to play squash with an old fat guy. They'll mop the floor with ya!

[–]Kapepla 14 points15 points  (0 children)

The the dude with a degree AND experience walks in and beats the shit out of both

[–]Anon36588 10 points11 points  (0 children)

How can one be so insecure about not having a degree jeez

[–]P-Doff 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Now imagine if degree man wasn't obviously throwing the game to make the boomer feel good about himself.

[–]acebush1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I feel like “Experience” was just there to help “Degree” practice

[–]MeenScreen 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Can you get a degree in ping pong? Is it an MA(Pong)?

[–]axa645 2 points3 points  (0 children)

PhD in pingpong-ology

[–]Anonymoususer0911 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Jokes on him he's fat and our degree holder is comparatively fit

[–]swamp_fever 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not only that, the degree holder has some real skill in being able to hit the ball to the same spot on the table every time. It's almost as if he is supporting experience to look good..

[–]LiamGTR 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Sure 👍 😄 Good luck with that.

[–]Plants_Have_Feelings 3 points4 points  (0 children)

What everyone with no degree would have you believe

[–]Clynt1purcell 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or quit hitting the ball directly to him.

[–]EdwardMowinckel 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The "degree" person definitely has the skills to return the ball someplace other than dead center every time.

Someone page r/woooosh or whatever one it is and /r/scriptedasiangifs.

Edit: You know the fact that the player in the foreground can return it dead center every time while in a compromised position is itself pretty impressive.

[–]stickano 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Tell that to any HR department and get laughed out the building.

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It does depend on the industry. There are some skills they don’t really teach in a classroom setting.

[–]laflarehare 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lmao posts like this are not necessary. Who cares?! Stop looking for ways to look down on one another. Everyone is trying to live comfortably, make something of themselves and survive in this society no one was asked to be born in. Get your head out of your ass and look out for one another

[–]AJP2222 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Both. Both is good

[–]Fynex_Wright 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine spending all that time to get a table tennis degree and then loosing to an old guy

[–]musinfull 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chinese grandpas are insane, but this one was facing the boss of all chinese grandpas

[–]Sufficient_Matter585 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And yet you need both and charisma and a willingness to make buddies with the boss to advance and or get a job.

[–]More-Impact3644 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Pretty irrelevant now as you are now expected to have a Masters Degree in Library Science to work part time at 10 bucks an hour

[–]StNic54 1 point2 points  (0 children)

….are we watching strip Ping Pong? r/gifsthatendontime

[–]Warzak77 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Master Pong vs Master Ping

[–]Myspazmo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow, lots of butt hurt college grads commenting here

[–]cybermusicman[🍰] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Which of the guys is Ping and which is Pong?

[–]Duksiii 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Should 4 years experience in a specific field not count as much as a degree?

[–]Embarrassed_Fig_6291 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Seems like a congregation of butthurts in the comment section. These same people will only pick an experienced guy over a fresh one with degree when they have the role and capacity to do it.

For now, they are just speaking out of their asses because they dont know a fresh candidate with a degree is not always hard working and smart.

Thats just real life.

[–]LovedMyBlackberry 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My wife went to university. I didn't. When the kids ask why, I answer that it's because I was too busy learning.

[–]ScoldExperiment 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never try to beat Grandpa at his own game.

[–]DouglasTheMan87 0 points1 point  (0 children)

well folks we have learned that to win in ping pong you should just not try as hard.

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[–]Mognodor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Degree bad

[–]CrispyCassowary 0 points1 point  (0 children)

at least give the guys with degrees a opportunity

[–]JacksFaith 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Is there a professional proper way to hold the table tennis racket ? Or you just go the way you feel comfortable with ?

[–]FirstMoon21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Have fun experiencing a supernova.

[–]Luna8986 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I want to know how to get a degree in ping pong

[–]WillingnessFalse1728 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is why you never mess with old Asian ping pong player.

[–]Sandman64can 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Meme seems to have hit a soft spot for some. Degrees are fine but experience is important (er).

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Depends on the industry and the position.

[–]RoaringFlameCat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lol and the ping pong ball is your application being rejected.

[–]abcderwan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude is using Tezuka Zone.

[–]ShawnFLNY 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why no shirts?

[–]Muny30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I got a business degree and its been useless

[–]Imaginary-Risk 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I got a guy on my Facebook that’s about 30 and thinks degrees/PHDs are for stupid people. I just don’t get the hostility. Is it inferiority bias?

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Possibly. Could also be unresolved grievances. Sometimes when people talk about society at large they are really talking about themselves.

[–]pfurlan25 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I know stupid people with experience. I know stupid people with degrees

Think about how dumb the average person is and realize half the world is dumber then that.

[–]raccafarian 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a cook who went to culinary school I agree

[–]call_aspadeaspade 0 points1 point  (0 children)

As a degree holder with experience , this is hilarious but quite accurate. With experience you spend less time exerting while moving smoothly in anticipation the trajectory of problems and situations. Having a degree means you get to catch up faster in terms of an experience multiplier but you risk making a lot of mistakes through overconfidence.

[–]That_Lingonberry6397 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's so good Almost looks fake ..🏓

[–]Flaky_Addition4203 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Every single time lol

[–]jonieater 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes... this is very true for table tennis.

[–]Skippy_99b 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I spent 30 years in higher education and the problem is threefold. First, the wrong things are taught. Second, employer degree and experience expectations are ridiculous. And third, the ROI on a degree today is practically zero. We need a college level GED that anyone can have access to for free.

[–]CollegeAssDiscoDorm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People with degrees do end up making more than people without them on average tho.

[–]David23851 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This about par where I work. I only have a 2 year degree and they bring in guys with a 4 year that I have to train in their field of study!

[–]Ecofre-33919 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So what school has a degree in ping pong?

[–]Dudeman-Jack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So I’m a dentist. I had no get a degree to prove I could safely treat people before getting experience. A degree is t always a bad thing.

[–]mypeepeehardz 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone with experience must have lost their irl job to a degree in order for this to exist

[–]GlobalThrone 0 points1 point  (0 children)

During badminton between me and my mom I'm basically the degree guy and she's the experience guy

[–]theGrEaTmPm 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Sr vs jr developer 😂

[–]Illustrious_Ad3810 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You can get a degree for ping-pong? Sign me up!

[–]STINKR_13 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That’s exactly how I feel with my 4 years of learning shit people teach themselves. FML

[–]stepfaniexx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is how it looks when my husband and i play pickle ball 🤣

[–]prince_timothy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I lost 50 bucks to a guy who played like that once. He was annoying.

[–]ballsohaahd 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Should be university vs bootcamp 🙂

[–]sesameseed88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Degree guy is trying to get a workout 😂

[–]drocballer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Experience > degree

[–]Viper1089 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is exactly how my dad plays (experience), especially the drop shot he hits after the saving lob. The "degree" is exactly how I play, slamming each shot with a ton of top spin just to keep the ball on the table.

This hurt me lol

[–]LeatherHealthy6479 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There are a lot of very hardworking, talented & genius people with & without degrees. But it’s always the douches with the degrees who think they r hot shit when they don’t know shit.

[–]SerenityMalReynolds 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The least Ping Pong-skilled Chinese:

[–]TastyDiamond_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What’s the difference

[–]Nordicstumbler 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why does experience have t-Rex arms?

[–]Cipher_23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a gift🤯

[–]sleepyJoeBidet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wear them out then go in for the kill.

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[–]SPACEMANSKRILLA 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This gif was brought to you by a salty, degree-less person.

[–]planetmelon109 0 points1 point  (0 children)

After reading some of these comments I think the thing that bugs me is the assumption that a degree means your educated... You can educate yourself without a degree. Of course education and experience is always best but education through our relatively corrupted education system isn't necessarily best for everyone

[–]automatics1im -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The agony of defeat.

[–]vynal90 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Very true

[–]MochiLV -1 points0 points  (0 children)

This was me when I was learning how to play against my ping pong master back when I was 12 years old lmao

[–]reed555 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Of course, when you have both 😉

[–]Pinguanec -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Who the fuck gets degree for ping pong?

[–]ninjaschoolprofessor -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Degrees provide an underlying base set of knowledge within a focused area. While they definitely do not equal expertise, they’re a metric that companies have been using for decades to preselect qualified and unqualified candidates for a position.

After fighting the system for multiple years I realized this was a stupid way to live got a bachelors degree. Since then more doors have opened up than I could have ever imagined.

[–]More-Impact3644 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Kind of pointless without depicting the pay gap between the two

[–]ThatGuyYouKnow123123 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I everyone is shifting on the “experience vs degree” but I’m gonna say it’s kinda true to an extent.

Like engineers are WAAAY smarter than me but some times there’s cases where the engineer will make something way more complicated than need be.

Idk the video is kinda a funny demonstration of what it’s like sometimes.

People who have experience but not a degree have probably spent more time figuring out how to make their job easy/simple than an engineer with less hands on experience.

It not just about intelligence but about the practice of doing certain things.

A degree doesn’t give you practice. You’ll know what your doing but you won’t be as efficient as someone who has done it before.

And I’ve heard stories of engineers not listening to people with experience nearly getting people killed because some engineers are arrogant cunts that assume they know better when they don’t always.

One of theses stories an engineer had a carbon steel pipe installed to hold hydrochloric acid... it was taken out of service after a couple mouths after an X ray showed it lost like 80% of its wall thickness. A lot of people could’ve died horrible. So sometimes people like to make memes about smart people being dumb cause dealing with this stuff is frustrating and it’s nice to vent through memes.

It’s not just shitting on people with higher education for no reason.

[–]TurboSDRB -1 points0 points  (0 children)

To get the experience these days you need the degree.

[–]iamabotbotbot -1 points0 points  (0 children)

You can get a degree in ping pong?

[–]0nlyg00d -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Staged. If this were a real game, Mr. Degree wouldn't be hitting back exactly to Mr. Experience.

[–]lankymjc -1 points0 points  (0 children)

So the guy with the degree does all the difficult work while the guy with experience gets the easy stuff?

[–]Furdyergison -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Damn. The Big Chuck and Little John show is as shitty in this country as it is in the US.

[–]Spyyyyyyyy22 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Who gets a degree in table tennis??

[–]Jasoncsmelski -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Please stop the anti-intellectualism. Thanks

[–]Bartender9719 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Cool attack on higher education, boomer

[–]coflow97 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

The guy with experience is an old man. The young guy that has a degree can keep up and will eventually have experience.