yukicat's picture

my daughter is going in grad school, husband w/no education- problem?

he is a blue collar worker, and seems threatened with her education- and future career- he is getting teased by friends- i think he would rather her not go to grad school- and i am afraid she will quit because of him- any observations or comments?

mayamay's picture

The president of the Carnegie Corporation published this in 1961

An excellent plumber is infinitely more admirable than an incompetent philosopher. The society that scorns excellence in plumbing because plumbing is a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy. Neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.
John W. Gardner

Be supportive of both their career paths. If he needs to write some people off because they are boorish, he might also need to grieve a little.