Hi folks, I have experienced a surprising number
of instances where people without college
degrees feel a need to "prove" how worthless my
degree is because they have managed without one.
It seems to happen more often these days for
some reason. It usually comes in the form of the
person feeling the need to prove how extremely
self-educated they are to supposedly demonstrate
how my achievements are negligible. My
brother-in-law is a self-proclaimed expert on
everything because he watches the History
Channel and Build It Bigger every week. It
doesn't matter to him that I also watch those
shows AND read books and a wide variety of
magazines to maintain and enhance me knowledge.
He never reads anything other than People
magazine. I used to brush this kind of annoyance
off, but it's really getting to me anymore.
Has anyone else been experiencing this, and how
do you deal with it? BTW, I go out of my way to
not make a big deal of my education (MSEE). How
have we gotten to this point where hard work and
the pursuit of higher education is grounds for
abuse? Man, this world has really turned upside