To Be Or Not To Be
I recently took one of those silly quizzes on Facebook. The challenge they posed was that they could tell my highest level of education by my answers to 25 questions. I do not believe those quizzes amount to much, other than to funnel targeted advertising to the participants. That was certainly true for this one: every question was surrounded by ads for educational entities.
Of course I can’t resist the urge to take a quiz like that. I seem to know a lot about a little.How did I do?
I scored a 71%. Actually it should have been slightly higher because I accidentally clicked the wrong answer on one of them. Most of the questions were easy for me, such as ‘in what year did WW1 end’? There were 4 choices and only two of them were even close, although I did happen to know the answer is 1918. Some of my other answers were totally good guesses. And there were a few in which I had no clue. In fact, I missed the very first one, which was about a Shakespeare character.The commentary that goes with scoring 71% says they think I have a PhD and spent many years in Grad school. I’m still laughing at that one. I didn’t even finish college. No graduate degree, no masters, no doctorate.
However I am very curious and I read a lot. I know a lot about a little. In some ways that serves me well and qualifies me as a fairly well educated man. But I do wish I had finished college; it remains a bucket list item for me.