My grandfather was a high school dropout. Because of various twists and turns he took during his working years, more specifically after starting his own business distributing, selling, and installing lubrication systems in large industrial factories in the two decades after WW2, he taught himself fluid dynamics, and ended up as a guest lecturer to masters and doctoral candidates in engineering on that subject at a top-tier US state university in his retirement years.

He used to rail against the thing he called “the educated idiot”; that person being someone who had at least one, perhaps several university degrees, which made them cocksure and brilliant (in their own personal assessment) but couldn’t reason their way out of a paper bag. We see these all the time in these new neo-sociology fields.

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Data Driven Econophile. Muslim, USA born. Been “woke” 2x: 1st, when I realized the world isn’t fair; 2nd, when I realized the “woke” people are full of shit.

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