I am asking for strictly selfish reasons :) It is always handy to know a nurse, a lawyer, a teacher, .... the list goes on and on. HOWEVER, while an education is so valuable, it is only as good as the person is. There are folks in my life who never attended school past the 8th grade and they are some of the wisest folks I know. Education is only one aspect of some people but it is certainly not where an individuals value lies.

Have you or your husband attended college? If so, please leave a comment as to what your studies were/are in.

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Submitted by at 7:01 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
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Submitted by at 7:01 PM on Dec. 30, 2008
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  • Becky1979
    Submitted by   at 7:13 PM on December 30, 2008

    BS in criminal justice. Minor is psychology.

  • AmaliaD
    Submitted by   at 7:24 PM on December 30, 2008

    my dh has degrees in hisory and art history... he works in IT, self taught in the field, works for a marketing company. i have an early childhood education (prek-3rd) with a reading endorcement.

  • BabyMommy_...
    Submitted by   at 8:35 PM on December 30, 2008

    I attended college once before I became pregnant with my daughter for a Bachelor's in Geosciences with an emphasis in Geology, but dropped out without earning a degree.

    I am now working toward an AAS degree.

    I didn't get to vote, since there isn't an option like that on here for me. :(

  • justanothe...
    Submitted by   at 9:27 PM on December 30, 2008

    I spent 2 1/2 years in college but I don't have a degree. I was majoring in English with a Linguistics emphasis. I had about a year and half-2 years left to go to get my BS but I quit because I couldn't work enough hours to pay my rent and keep my grades up. I just couldn't do both (I'm not mentally stable enough to handle that kind of stress). I chose to pay my rent.
    My husband has his GED. He never even went to high school, dropping out in the 8th grade after failing a few times in junior high (he was 16 already).

  • Marine88Mo...
    Submitted by   at 9:46 PM on December 30, 2008

    Registered Nurse and my 2nd hubby was a a mortgage broker

  • Becky1979
    Submitted by   at 10:52 PM on December 30, 2008

    Hey, you know what, I dropped out after the 10th grade! And then, just after I turned 17, I got pregnant. I went back, after leaving a very abusive, terrible relationship and spent the next 6 years earning a 4 year degree. I was a single parent and working 14 hour days trying to earn it. IT IS HARD!!! I took a year off because I was so overwhelmed with what I was doing! Don't give up! Don't let other people decide when you are done! YOU decide! I always knew I would finish. I just had to do it at my pace. I was 18 and a single mom... ITIS HARD. I always had this notion that it would be easier doing it with a fimily... IT ISN'T :) There are just more bills and more mouths to feed and a harder schedule to balance! But if you want it you can do it! My cousin married a woman who earned a degree in (I am a bad speller) pharmacuticals after almost 12 years! Raising 3 kids on her own! She took one class a semster at night, but she did it! And she is great at her job! People live better lives because she didn't give up! We can all do it... just don't give up!

  • Becky1979
    Submitted by   at 10:56 PM on December 30, 2008

    I am sorry there wasn't a vote for you Babymom, I could only put in so many options :( But that counts! Every little bit towards more than what you knew yesterday is excellent, PLUS geology is fasinating!! I had to take Genetics for my degree... WAY OUT OF MY LEAUGE!!! :) Good for you! Teach your kids, they will be a step ahead!

  • gemgem
    Submitted by   at 8:43 AM on December 31, 2008

    Both my parents are well educated. My mom has a masters in psychology & dad has a masters also and dr in computers. I believe having an education is the most important thing a person can ever have. I am a college grad still in college & always learning. My dh doesnt do college but is going back after being inspired by me. I think there is a diff in wisdom and education, but having an education imo makes you even wiser.

  • Becky1979
    Submitted by   at 11:36 AM on December 31, 2008

    Yup, yup, yup! My old man has been inspired too! Isn't that awesome?!? Yes, there is a difference between wisdom and education HOWEVER, I grew up in this dinky little farming community where most folks do not have an education... even the normal K-12. My mom had to move 300 miles away to earn a masters in teaching ED/LD students, then she moved back. And then my brother and I came along :) We grew up very old school, very 'wholesome' around all these farm folk; great morals and values and they have an uncanny sense of the world and life ie... geometry, engineering, biology, medical understanding. Things that other people get a degree in and they could 'learn' from these guys! Their common sense is unmatched! I think :) If something happened in the world where we Americans lost our resources that we so depend on yet so take for granted... I would be heading home cuz the country folks know how to survive. My dad can live off the land totally alone, injuries and all! And he never graduated cuz he joined to army to go off to Vietnam.
    Education certainly does not make one superior. Just ask the idiots who come up from the cities (very educated and very wealthy) and then get stucck in the snow or their piolet light goes out on their furnace... and then they talk down to the country folk who come along to help (cuz we don't just leave people hanging either-an education in its self) I AM NOT SPEAKING OF ALL THE CITY FOLKS!! Just the assholes :) Many of them realize they are out of their element and are fascinated by the country ability to fix ANYTHING! With no outside help.
    I think the wisdom which comes from living off the land in tight nit families is irriplaceable and very simple. It is beautiful and a formal education IS NOT 'better'. However, the older ones would encourage STRONGLY that we younger ones go get 'egicated' :) because they are smart enough to know, while many became rich people farming potatoes although you would never know they were rich, they were limited and isolated from the rest of the world.
    I lived in Chicago for a couple of years and when I would go home I would get swamped with questions. One time I told my Grandma that I would hold the door for folks in my building or say hi to strangers and while some were real nice back many looked at me like I was imposing on them or scaring them. And I told her how there are car accidents and people just honk and yell out their windows like they don't care that someone might be hurt. Their time was more important than someone's pain or even life! And my Grandma says 'Well, I never heard of such a thing!' Yeah, I know Grandma... with my education came the rest of the world and sometimes it really isn't that great of a trade.

  • tabbykat68...
    Submitted by   at 4:28 PM on December 31, 2008

    I majored in English/Creative Writing. My hubby majored in Technology Education.

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