The Most Glorious Patriarch linked to this,
Many of them are not really “elite” other than on paper, but they regard “non-elite” jobs as beneath them. Think of all the baristas with Cultural Anthropology degrees, the wannabe attorneys working as civil servants or for charities; the numerous graduates doing The Office-type tedious jobs. This breeds hatred and conflict among the more educated…
There are just so many things to consider here. Let us get some of them out of the way. Universities don’t really teach critical thinking any more (with a few exceptions). There is grade inflation. There are lots of useless degrees, often ending in studies. And so on. Not a pretty sight.
Women seem to be the most prone to drinking the Kool-aid, to believing that they and their useless degrees, along with their poor thinking skills entitle them to careers, power, etc. There is the esteem that is shoved down their thought all though K-12, then their attractiveness to men really boosts their ego. They very often really believe their own BS. In short, many of these graduates can’t think their way out a paper bag.
Men, on the other hand, are less prone to all of this. They know that they are judged on performance. Many realize that the degrees to get are the ones that lead to money, often STEM. Though, on the other hand, lots of men have become feminized, and drink the same Kool-aid as the women do.
What to do? The market is kinda signaling that many of these people are not particularly useful. Perhaps some will re-evaluate the entire situation. We can only hope.
As for those that are still children; parents educate your children to realize that a university education is a tricky thing. You need to come out of the joint with skills that are useful to an employer. It starts with the ability to think straight, and typically ends with a useful skill (e.g. learn to code)
For those older, and with out introspection, maybe point out their silliness over Thanksgiving diner. You might save on Christmas presents.