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Dang you are deceitful.
You and Annie proved that you both learned nothing about candling eggs.
But you have to believe it in order to feel superior. That's your whole agenda now.
And no, I didn't just learn more about candling from you than I already knew. You claim it is only for breeding purposes, which goes to show you've never had any life experience whatsoever in that area. But you will continue to think you know more than those who have because you so desperately need to do so.
I admit fully that you know quite a bit more than do I in many areas. However, breastfeeding is not one of them, nor is raising chickens by what you've said here.
Keep thinking that the world will be at a loss if you die. But there are more like you that will come along and take your place. That's the thing about life...it's expendable. All the things you have learned will be around for someone else to learn.
We pass on our knowledge to our children and grandchildren. Like I said, my Dad did not have a lot of education, but he was a brilliant man. He was humble. I never saw him come in the door that he wasn't smiling because he was happy to be with his wife and children. He was happy to share knowledge about things in everyday life in hopes of passing on working knowledge. He didn't have a degree to beat people over the head with, and wouldn't have done that even if he had.
You are missing out on life. While you learn simply so you can tell people how inferior they are, many people learn for other reasons. Some of those reasons are necessity, as in raising farm animals and planting crops. Some people learn because it means their livelihood. Some people learn simply because of their love of learning. Some people learn the spiritual lessons of everyday life, one example is Annie's story. But you will discount her spiritual learning as a way to be better than her.
I'd rather be uneducated and live life to it's fullest with the knowledge of everyday things than to be like you, striving to prove yourself to total strangers.
When you are intelligent, people know it without you having to expound on your wonderfulness. But, as you prove, education does not always equal intelligence.
I still think that someone important in your life once told you that you were stupid and you've been proving them wrong ever since. That's a lesson I learned from observing over 66 years. Also, from working with abused women and children. You'd be surprised how often an abused woman stays with her abuser simply because he reinforces what she was told as a child..that she's not smart, not worthy of love, and not of value.
I think you're suffering from the same syndrome, but of course that's just a guess. I only have two years of college and that was studying psychology. That's what I thought I wanted to do in life until I figured out that mental illness was something of which I am not emotionally equipped to deal with. That may stem from the fact that I had a normal childhood with loving parents who always encouraged me. They never hit us. They used reason and if that didn't work, we got to do all the chores we hated to do for a week.
I can't imagine what it's like to have to struggle to prove yourself to even total strangers. You see, I think you are worthwhile even if you didn't have the education you do. I think you are valued simply because you are another human being. I don't like your behavior lately, but it doesn't take away from the fact that you are a part of our human society and therefore have value.
I'd like that value to be something other than a lesson in how not to be. I've learned a great deal from you and others here over the last 5 years. Some of those lessons are simply,'I never want to be like that person, so what can I do to make sure I'm not?'.
To me, there are more important things than just education. You have to be able to live it.