So this was going to be a question but would of been too long, so turned into a mytake....
There's nothing wrong with people that are proud of their accomplishments in life including attending/graduating from college. I commend, congratulate anyone who did so...
But when people use that to belittle or make assumptions about the intelligence of those that didn't attend college is where it gets ridiculous...
Time and again, I've seen users on this site thinking they're smarter than people without a degree...
Some of the smartest, richest people in the world never attended or dropped out of college without getting a degree...
So I compiled a list of some of those people...
First on the list/had to start with:
1: Bill Gates
I'm sure most people know who Bill Gates is. But do you also know that this smart man is a Harvard dropout? He made his first $20,000 by age 13, and was only 20 when cofounded Microsoft.... Not bad for a college dropout🤔
2: Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison is probably the most famous and productive inventor of all time, with more than 1,000 patents in his name, including the electric light bulb, phonograph, and motion picture camera. All that, and only had three months of formal education and was homeschooled by his mother who was a school teacher.
3. Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was a politician, diplomat, author, printer, publisher, scientist, inventor, founding father, and coauthor and cosigner of the Declaration of Independence. One thing he was not was a high school graduate. In fact he dropped out of school at the age of 10 to work for his father and later his brother as a printer.
4. Walt Disney
Walt Disney dropped out of school at the age of 16 to join the army, but was too young so joined the red cross with a forged birth certificate. He received an "honorary" highschool diploma at the age of 58.
Also on the list would be:
John D. Rockefeller
and many more....
Just like people shouldn't judge a book by its cover, they also shouldn't judge the level of someone's intelligence of lack there of just based off their level of education alone.
Can you be intelligent without college?
Yes, absolutely. Intelligence is innate and independent of education. A lack of formal education won't stop an intelligent person from learning on their own. Conversely, no amount of formal education can confer intelligence on someone who lacks it.
Moral of the story, point of this take is trying to make someone look or feel stupid isn't the way to show how smart or intelligent one is.. That's not intelligence, that's pettiness.
As always, thanks for reading💛💛