A person’s academic pedigree (often) does not have the same
weight as a person’s life experience. A book read and studied
in a classroom can just as easily be read and applied at home
minus the professor’s (usual) bias. Life experience, however,
cannot be theorized. You rarely get to “re-take” something
you missed the day after and life doesn’t grade on a curve.
You get what you get and the better you are at doing vs. thinking about doing,
the better your grade is. Don’t ever underestimate a person with scars.