We Need Our Myths
Re: Interesting Stat: Only 26 players on a major league roster have college degrees
When I think of the poor decisions I made in my youth, I can only imagine what I might have done as a new high school graduate with a big signing bonus. Youth is youth regardless of education level, and most of us make poor decisions. Nothing anyone older or wiser told me seemed true until I did it all for myself. Even if present day me went back to speak to my 20 year old self, I would still make the same dumb decisions. It comes with the territory of being young and independent for the first time.
Originally Posted by Chip R
As far as using degrees to measure intelligence, I don't think it means a whole lot. My sister has a Ph.D. and is a respected Harvard medical researcher. She is one of the most brilliant people I have ever known. Her education is certainly equivalent with her actual intelligence. OTOH, I attended graduate classes--at a very good university--with people about whom I wondered how they made it through grade school, let alone earned a college degree. I have also worked with/for Ph.Ds who had the common sense of a bugzapper.