Third degree

I know it’s because a college degree is at least 60% (if not more) an achievement designed for signalling that you are the right social class and other second-order signalling effects, but it’s too bad that there is no path at all for autodidacts.

I figure there are about 10 degrees I could take some sort of equivalent achievement test with about 3 months of hard studying and pass easily — things like sociology, anthropology, English, etc. Both because I’ve read most of the relevant works/textbooks in these fields and because they are mostly non-mathematical at the undergrad level.

This has nothing to do directly with how smart I am or not, but just annoyance that people like me are automatically punished for not wanting to waste so much time and very much money for so little (that we’ve already gotten ourselves).