The I Have Ascended Beyond Fallacy

I am a weird creature. I come from a family where academic achievement was looked at with some bewilderment. I was the first in my wider family to have an academic degree. And I did not get it the normal way. Just like the rest of my family, I learned a profession when I was younger in an apprenticeship. I went to college much later in my twenties when I had already worked on 4 continents. Why do I tell you all this? I have mingled with both worlds, the non-academic and the academic and I have met a lot of idiots with degrees and really smart people without and vice versa. It’s not the differentiating factor. 

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