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Re: Education

Postby Got To Be Kidding » 14 Feb 2012, 17:23

Here's my experience (fwiw)...

I spent a lot of time searching for a woman that I could respect, and not just love. And then, at the ripe old age of 41, I got ambushed in Philadelphia by this tiny woman from Taiwan with only a high school degree.

She's better read, more intelligent and more intellectual than all the college graduates I had dated for the previous twenty years, combined. (And, she's not afraid to literally and figuratively kick me in the pants when I need it.)

Furthermore, most of the really stupid people that I know have college degrees. And, the smart ones seem to be smart in spite of their 'higher education'.

The point of my story is this: If you both can talk and respect (and love) each other, and if you share the same basic life-goals, formal education doesn't matter much.
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Re: Education

Postby Tigerman » 14 Feb 2012, 17:35

Got To Be Kidding wrote:The point of my story is this: If you both can talk and respect (and love) each other, and if you share the same basic life-goals, formal education doesn't matter much.


I guess I can understand this need some have for some intellectual compatibility with the person you love. I guess.

I dunno. My wife and I are not much alike. She's female and I'm male, for starters. She's Taiwanese/Chinese and I'm a white American. My native language is English (of the Pittsburgh variety) and she speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. I'm an attorney and have an MA in International Affairs, she has some sort of an associate degree in graphic arts from the old Ming Chuan College (back when it was a girls' school). We have different ideas and perspectives and approaches to just about everything. I'm smart in some ways and she's smart in others. We don't spend a whole lot of time discussing classic philosophy or realpolitik. I read the western classics and she reads Dream of the Red Chamber.

But, we love each other and have now for 27 years. Married for 23 years this year. Yinz have to love each other. That's what makes it work. You can get your intellectual fix, or your sports fix, or your art fix, or your music fix, or whatever fix it is that feeds your jones, from someone other than your spouse/SO. Just be sure to get your love fix exclusively from your spouse/SO and everything else takes care of itself. As the Grateful Dead used to sing, she's my yoyo and I'm her string!

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Re: Education

Postby housecat » 15 Feb 2012, 09:03

Some lovely stories for Valentine's day--thanks for sharing!

I found the article to be quite well written and really on point about some of the things we've been talking about in this thread, and it's quite positive. Thanks for posting it.
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Re: Education

Postby GuyInTaiwan » 15 Feb 2012, 09:18

Tigerman wrote:she has some sort of an associate degree in graphic arts from the old Ming Chuan College (back when it was a girls' school).


My wife has a B.A. in commercial design, also from Ming Chuan Univesity (I assume you mean the one in Guishan, near Taoyuan). There were guys in her classes, but they were all pretty useless. They were literally out-numbered fifteen to one by often hot women, but most were still pretty useless.
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Re: Education

Postby Tigerman » 15 Feb 2012, 10:28

Tigerman wrote:she has some sort of an associate degree in graphic arts from the old Ming Chuan College (back when it was a girls' school).


GuyInTaiwan wrote:My wife has a B.A. in commercial design, also from Ming Chuan Univesity (I assume you mean the one in Guishan, near Taoyuan). There were guys in her classes, but they were all pretty useless. They were literally out-numbered fifteen to one by often hot women, but most were still pretty useless.


My wife went to Ming Chuan in Shilin back when it was a college for girls, quite a while ago. Ming Chuan only became a university a few years ago. I guess it may have a branch or two, now that its a university.
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