Education and Expertise – formal schooling... - Deepstash

  • Education and Expertise – formal schooling and your self-learning/gained knowledge
  1. Education can be formal/informal – doesn’t matter
  2. Three main benefits from formal education – knowledge, network and signalling that comes with a degree.
  • Status – social status (your network and connections) + your ‘personal brand’ (how you’re perceived) + your inner status (confidence and self-esteem)

Status is your perceived ability to add value

It’s comprised of three types of capital – economic (i.e. wealth), cultural (i.e. social class/subculture) and social (i.e. who you know)


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Trying to manifest fully as a being

I also had a strong tendency to do things the hard way without anyone’s help. Again, in this way, I threw any unfair advantages I had (like my parents being willing and able to invest in me but me choosing to go it alone) down the drain. I’ve foregone a lot of unfair advantages in my life in pursuit of true meritocratic ideals. The trouble was, as this book showed, our society was never purely meritocratic to begin with. I was driven by naive delusion.

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