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stages of education

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How much Schooling do you have

Ph.d or MD [ 5 ]  [7.69%]
MBA/graduate [ 9 ]  [13.85%]
College [ 37 ]  [56.92%]
High school [ 11 ]  [16.92%]
School of life [ 3 ]  [4.62%]
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Education of course is not so much what is given to you, but what you take from what is given to you and also from what they give to you and you give to yourself by reading good books and then there is also reasoning and meditation you can also enlighten yourself that way.

As you see, my grammar stinks.

I do have a little school, but I like to think of myself as being mostly self educated if there really can be any such thing, the expression "self educated" might just be a contradiction of terms. The self learns by means of outside stimuli.

Oh well !

Most of the people I know who are well-off  are self educated.. 

Most of the jobs I had in the past, I worked for those who were self-educated..

 

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    I have a BS in Education, Special education.. and MA in Administration and Supervision..

    College is great if one had common sense to go along with it.. if not it can be a waste of time.

    I know lots of people who are book smart but have no common sense.. It is a waste to know that much information and not be able to apply it.

    I had rather work along with someone with common sense than someone who is book smart..

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      Posted: June 6, 2005, 10:04 pm - IP Logged

      .....still in college

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        I have a BS in Education, Special education.. and MA in Administration and Supervision..

        College is great if one had common sense to go along with it.. if not it can be a waste of time.

        I know lots of people who are book smart but have no common sense.. It is a waste to know that much information and not be able to apply it.

        I had rather work along with someone with common sense than someone who is book smart..

        I know lots of people who are book smart but have no common sense.. It is a waste to know that much information and not be able to apply it.

        I like to think of myself as book smart but not having any common sense, though I don't consider it a waste.  The degrees weren't the source of a lot of knowledge, but they helped a lot making a living, which I consider worth the price of admission.

        On the other hand, I used to take a lot of flak because I resisted what was then becoming a locked tight sytem requiring degrees for jobs that really didn't need them.  I kept hiring non-degreed people as long as I was able, until the concrete was poured and hardened in the personnel departments.

        Common sense or not, I'll always prefer the company of people who have some solid character over those who merely have an education or an IQ and take an overweening pride in it.

        Jack


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          Having graduated from St. Cyr (U.S. equivilant is West Point)...through military attachment from U.S. Air Force in France...it was quite an experience. I liked the people and their philosophy but man they sure need to take a bath once in a while!

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            I like to write a book on comon sence but i don't think many people will get itROFL

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              Four4me:

              I'm not certain I've ever met anyone who believed he didn't have all the common sense he needed.  The shortages of it are mostly what we observe in other people.

              I don't have much of it, but I don't regret the loss.  I'd like to see a book of the sort you're going to write.

              Jack

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                Jack, don't worry, I have been told by some that I don't have alot of common sense either. I think I have hindsight common sense. I don't know how many times I have done someting highly stupid and only after it was all over and the chips fell, I realized just how silly I had been. I try not to make the same mistake twice though and I suppose I have just enough sense to get by. -Bonnie

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                  I'm a high school drop out.

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                    Posted: June 7, 2005, 3:03 pm - IP Logged

                    Having my PhD does not increase my chances of winning the lottery, but it sure helps to pay the bills!White Bounce

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                      I am finishing my DDS.  Already got my BS and MS.  Thought about doing PhD (not great pay in academia) and MD (horrible hours and not as great pay as DDS).  I like working with my hands though, plus I feel I can help more people immediately as a dentist.

                      But, one of my objectives if I win is to have a practice that provides free basic dental work and oral health education to those who cannot afford it.  Of course, once the word gets out that I am offering free service, well...I better win a really big jackpot to be able to sustain the practice on the interest I earn on the money! 

                       

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                        Posted: June 8, 2005, 10:50 pm - IP Logged

                          barely (and i mean barely) .... a high school education. 

                          plus the "God - school"  version of hard knocks.

                          wouldn't trade it for an easier life and in hindsight, it is exactly perfect for the way that my life has gone.

                        i like to read the obitiuaries  to see how people measure themselves realizing there are more important "accomplishments" in life than what you read about.  i find it fascinating that some people are impressed by that.

                        and i usually never ask another man what he does for a living.  usually the reason "most" men ask that question is for the measurement/accomplishment game.  one i don't play.  certainly not because i don't feel that i measure up via my lack of edecashun.  it's because i know exatly who i am, why i am here and where i am going.

                        besides, how many times have you run across a person with a gazillion degree's and accomplishments,  yet they were a pathetic a human being?

                        20/20  (peoplewithvisionhavenoneedofapieceofpapertoligitimizeit)

                                    "i am .........."meant to"       

                        P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

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                          by the same token - lots of people with no degrees who are pathetic human beings.

                          love to nibble those micey feet.

                           

                                                       

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                            Posted: June 8, 2005, 11:44 pm - IP Logged

                            by the same token - lots of people with no degrees who are pathetic human beings.

                             true.  .........which is why jerry springer (and the like) even have a job.

                             V wa DUDE

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                            P.S.,  that RJoH  is a stand up guy.  thanks,  vision

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                              hey vd - we agree!!!!  lol    Big Grin

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