Education was valued in my family, and seeking higher knowledge was an expectation.
Interestingly, what I have discovered in mid-life after all the degrees and titles, is that education is much more than formal schooling.
Have you ever gone away from a conversation with a person obviously of high intellect and degree and found yourself saying ‘boy, they have a lot to learn’? Or ‘they sure can talk, but they have no clue’?
That’s because a formal education, despite being a necessary expectation, doesn’t complete the learning process necessary to have a fulfilling life and a successful career.