Posted by mDEVIL! on March 13, 19 at 14:04:45:
In Reply to: In this case, it isn't about the academics at all. posted by Lone Cat Fan on March 12, 19 at 16:26:13:
It is true, some people who grow up with wealthy parents join or take over the family business, if there is one, have their path carved out in advance, but I know many who grew up in wealth, then carved out their own successes or failures, without the help of their parents, often choosing a very different path than their bread-winning parent.
Some people rebel against and completely reject the idea of spending their life under daddy's wing. Even those people eventually probably inherit some wealth, but often not for many decades.
ASU and uofEh certainly both have plenty of examples of highly successful alums. I wouldn't trade my college & grad school years with anyone I know, and I know and have worked with many people with the most prestigeous of educations. That opens some doors early in life, adds some pedigree and prestige, but over time it is what you do with your self that matters.
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