Worthless: The Young Person's Indispensable Guide to Choosing the Right Major

Narrated by: Davis Aurini
Length: 3 hrs and 25 mins
Categories: Education & Learning
4.7 out of 5 stars (125 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Worthless is the single most important book young men and women can read before they attend college. While teachers, guidance counselors and even parents are afraid to tell you the truth in an effort to spare your feelings, Worthless delivers a blunt and real-world assessment about the economic realities and consequences of choosing various degrees with a necessary and tough fatherly love. Don't lie to yourself. And certainly don't waste four years of your youth and thousands of dollars in tuition on a worthless degree. Buy this audiobook and understand why it is important you choose the right major. The book itself could be the wisest investment you ever make.

©2011 Aaron Clarey (P)2011 Aaron Clarey

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Aaron clarey a man of wisdom.

Absolutley filled to the brim with information any young man or man in his twenties should hear. If all adults were this honest the world would be a much better place.

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Enjoyed the book but..

I think this was a really good book and I enjoyed it for the most part. There were a few things that really made me cringe though. Saying that "most" teachers become teachers for selfish reasons and that they just want the 3 month vacation was ridiculous. I'm 21 and 90% of my teachers in my life have made an astounding impact on my life while teaching me so that part should have been omitted. You really want to plunge the aspiration for STEM degrees down our throats but the truth is people should major in what they're passionate about and if that happens to be a liberal arts degree, good for them. Some people, including myself, just hate math with a passion, so how can we find passion in something that requires something we aren't passionate about. This would lead you to do a job you don't like just for the money and where is the TRUE purpose in that? People should really focus on creating a business and working for themselves while doing a job you're passionate about until your business skyrockets. Don't major in a math/science degree that won't give you pleasure other than money. I enjoyed your narration nonetheless and really liked how you made it short by getting straight to your points.

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Societal Matrix

You know.. I know this Degree doesn't exist. I know when I put it in my Brain; the Matrix is telling my brain that it is worthwhile, and fulfilling. After nine years.. you know what I realize? Ignorance is bliss.

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Essential for High School Students

There is a lot that can be said about this book, but it’s indeed great and straight to the point. Give this to your friends or high school children or even beginning college students! This book is not PC, but if it were it would be a pointless, mindless read. Think for yourself, and major in a worth while degree while you are at it. Don’t major in something people don’t want like Gender studies or Philosophy. You can do those things without a degree. Don’t throw yourself into indoctrination and debt instead of going into a trade. Be smart. Be worth it.

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Must read for every highschool and college student

Gives another perspective on what to major in. Shows how colleges lie and how manipulate you.

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Interesting

While I enjoyed learning this author's point of view and I appreciate the many good and helpful points he makes, I wondered if he is aware that some people are not able to do STEM majors/careers no matter how much they want to and are more than willing to give it all they have. That darn bell curve! Most mere mortals fall under the bell and aren't blessed with the ability to do the high levels of math or have the much needed high-level visual spatial skills, for example that are fundamentally important in most, if not all areas of engineering. I have known people that dropped engineering because they were sinking- they were out of their league. Yes, I know some who could have done it and didn't and later wish they had. So the author is correct about some people. But not all- probably not even most. The author doesn't seem to address aptitude, and like it or not, we must live and work with that frustrating reality! I know a couple people that BARELY got through math and comp. sci. majors. They thought it was a great achievement that they hung in there. However, not surprisingly, neither are working in their respective fields. Aptitude must be realistically considered.

In general, I did enjoy and learn from this book. Thanks to the author and audible.

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Very Enlightened

Wow. Very, very enlightened! Thank God I found this book BEFORE I went to college. I was struggling to figure out where and what I should do and major for but this book has helped me more than any of my teachers and guidance counselors ever did within my 4 years of high school. I'd recommend every high school student just to give it a listen. It's definitely worth it.

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Loved your balls. This is what I wish I read as a sophomore in highschool.

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Great!!

Fantastic! Loved the not necessarily politically correct content! Someone had to tell the truth!!! Both of my kids are gonna read it!

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Indispensable

This is THE guide for your loved ones entering college and, subsequently, the real world. I bought this having already experienced the dishonesty and lies of parents and teachers about degrees and the work force. However, I still found it immensely entertaining. It's sweet revenge to see someone cutting through the fog. The narration is done expertly as well, and Aurini does great deadpan.

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  • Ben
  • 12-19-19

Good shit. Recommend.

Aaron is as blunt as a mustard sandwich or a good masseuse. Don't do a degree that no employer wants. Do do a degree that employers do want. Don't do stupid shit... do good shit.

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  • Mossias
  • 07-25-18

A warm insightful cynical warning

This book hasn''t changed my mind, because my mind was already changed by a friend who referred me to this book, however, it did strengthen my newly claimed opinions on higher education. This book is a must to any 17-21 year olds who consider college. This book, quite literally, could change their lives.

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  • Jeremy Hall
  • 09-17-18

Top Reading !

Great book ! Loads of common sense here ! Years of experience condensed into hours.