Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees

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Elitists, crybabies and junky degrees

I have degrees in Engineering and Physics, so my education has proved economically valuable over my long life. The protagonist in this article (Antenori) at http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2017/11/25/elitists-crybabies-... would, I'm sure, approve. What might surprise him, however, is that I have found a multiplier effect whereby my English studies with https://hireessaywriter.org and writing skills have amplified the presentation of my technical achievements. Studies of history at the college level gave me a much better perspective on human foibles and failures than I ever encountered in sanitized High School history classes. A few college courses in Philosophy gave me a better perspective on cognitive hubris and the dangers of sloppy thinking. Just one sociology course gave me a much better understanding of civic responsibility and the role of institutions like government and law.

Just tonight, I saw stories on TV of two skilled Americans, one a chef and one an MD, who brought their practical skills to give hope and survival to the many victims in Puerto Rico and Syria, respectively. They certainly have my admiration, yet their generosity reduced the time that they could dedicate to "generating revenue." Mr Antenori would obviously consider that to be a huge waste to the world since generating revenue is "what it's all about." I think these philanthropists somewhere learned something beside cooking and medicine that motivated them to offer life-changing gifts to others. The protagonist in this article knows the price of everything and the value of nothing, as the phrase goes. I think he applies the term "elitist" to anything he does not understand, and does not care to understand. That is called willful ignorance. I really feel sorry for Antenori if his world is confined just to the skills and concepts that today's economy will exchange for cash.

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