We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I kinda agree. But I don't think it is that simple. I worked in a field that was 100% nerds. Well, not entirely true we had a sprinkling of English majors, and Liberal Arts but most of them moved on to something they were better suited for. One Systems Programmer I remember barely spoke and I'm not sure he ever went home or had a home. To this day I refer to him as the homeless guy even though I will probably see him at lunch this Friday when a group of us old retirees get together. He had a degree I think or faked a degree but he couldn't write well and couldn't spell. His public speaking ability was non-existent. He was not untypical of the best of the nerds in his ability and skill though.
I knew (slightly) a mechanical engineer working for a small engineering company who was very similar. But he was responsible for creating about 90% of this companies profits even though everyone who worked there was an engineer (except for the receptionist). He was such a bad communicator that they hired a spiffy new graduate engineer to follow him around and convert what he said and did into something understandable and to write the documentation. I know, You're going to say wouldn't it be better if he had learned all that in college? Well, maybe, but they had 20 engineers who could speak and write well but never invented a single thing that the company could market. This man was a genius and a little eccentric and made the company millions and millions of dollars.
I think we have to let people sort this out for themselves. Maybe it is genuinely sad that someone can graduate from college and can't write well and maybe it doesn't mean a thing if they can do something very useful very well.