The Real Value of a Degree

On Deacon Greg Kandra’s blog, we found this insightful article discussing the merits of a college/university degree.  In it, Deacon Greg corroborates the thoughts of another article, in which the author stresses the importance of looking beyond a higher institutionalized education.  Instead, both the author and Deacon Greg urge one must find personal value beyond a diploma, particularly by finding ones faith and grace.

Naturally,  I agree that a person’s worth extends far beyond a diploma.  Additionally, in our increasingly competitive job market, diplomas and CVs and accolades are given tremendous thought and value, though these things alone are not necessarily indicative of a person’s intelligence, potential, or personality. I believe people absolutely must strive be to well-rounded, not just simply degree-laden.

With that being said however, of course receiving a degree is highly beneficial!And in today’s world, it is slowly but surely creeping towards “necessary” in many situations that traditionally would not call for such academic requirements (ever hear the phrase “bachelor degrees are the new high school diplomas”?!).  Thus, the key is to put that degree to good use!  Earning a degree for the sake of holding a piece of paper in ones hand is pointless; instead, use the education to better the world, help others, and in turn–add more value to yourself as a person, not simply a graduate.

T-Mobile ad brings message of love

The new T-Mobile ad is AWESOME.

Filmed at Heathrow International Airport in late October, the ad features a flash mob greeting thousands of landing passengers and those awaiting at the gates…by song.

Using only voices and no other instrumental accompaniment, the mob belts out such hits as Etta James’ “At Last,”  Thin Lizzy’s  “The Boys are Back in Town,” and the Kaiser Chief’s “Oh My God.”

And the best part?  T-Mobile’s message at the end: Life’s for sharing.   What a great way to express love and harmony.

The amazing video can be found on YouTube here , or at Deacon Greg Kandra’s blog (where mycatholicblog originally saw the ad), here.