That's an interesting way of looking at it. My parents were both more educated than any of my grandparents (mom's dad dropped out of his bachelor's, mom's mom had a high school diploma, dad's mom went to teacher's college, and dad's dad left school at 14). My dad got a PhD and my mom has a Master's so, although education was super important in our household, I really couldn't have been more educated than my physics professor father. He set the bar so high that I don't think any of us ever thought of outdoing him. We all have a bachelor's but I'm the only one with a graduate degree. My parents are proud of all of us and I think they feel what you feel, that we should study what we like so long as we are able to be self sufficient. That's what I want for my own kids, but I don't want to set the bar too high, because looking up to a PhD as a role model is very daunting, and led to some self-esteem issues in me.
Originally Posted by Suja
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