housecat wrote:Well, Tsu's a good case--she may have droppd out of uni, but she's smart as a tac!
Everything posted is good, so far, in this thread--thanks!
It really is intellect that I need more than a degree. Maybe it's just that for most of my life, all the intellectual type guys I've been around have been formally educated?
That's likely because I'm formally educated, right? My friend (trying to set me up) is from way back, before I went to school. She never did go to school.
Anyway, thank you all for your insights and comments. I'll have some other things to think about in a free moment!
You're way too flattering. I've actually dropped out of University three times now. When I'm 30 something I might go back and study medicine, since that's what I wanted to do at the start. By the time I'm 40 I'll either be well on my way to being a doctor or will have dropped out four times and decided that University really
isn't for me.
I think where you're from might be part of it, usually the only people in the South who've been exposed to differing styles of thought are those who've been to university (usually out of state). If you never come across another way of thinking you never really need to consider its virtue and stay trapped running around your own little circle.
The majority of people in Taiwan are educated, because they think they have to be. It's unusual to not have a degree here (getting that way in several Western countries as well).
Intellect is important! You need someone who can keep you on your toes!