The Intellectual Yet Idiot
Nassim Nicholas Taleb

God (or what ever deity you may or may not ascribe to) bless you. I have long noted and suffered the shift in our society from the reverence of those with accomplishment to those with accreditation as if accreditation were a substitution for real world tried/failed and tried again until succeeding, accomplishment.
I eventually saw myself supplanted as a self taught engineer by RCG’s (Recent College Graduate) because they had the degree I was too busy doing the actual work to acquire, only to have them constantly coming to me to bail them out or explain what they couldn’t grasp and then publish it under their own name. 
We are becoming a people led by parrots. What will they do when there are no longer any sentient voices to repeat?