I think the value of education in trading is all hype. You can just have street smarts and make cash in trading. I also believe that education is simply a form of acceptance, and its necessity from a functional point of view is largly determined by the individual. You don't need that shit to do "the job". You could probably learn anything you needed to know on your own. Wanna be a doctor...yeah, do that shit at home. Wanna be a math prof? Learn math and start "professing" to people on the street. Thats right. Education is bullshit. In fact, you ever see those ass clowns running in the subways playing their little violin? o, its sounds pretty good for raw retarded talent. They can bust out some destiney's child on the violin just from ear? Yeah...you can't teach that now can you? Its about as bad the the little fiddler from DMB....o yeah, he's REAL good isn't he? I'm sure he'll solo at carnegie... But you know, he might have learned how to play the shit right had he made it to an elite music conservatory....but hey fuck that because education is bullshit....he's good chomping away his horsehairs on that poor little instrument. I'm sure you can find a similar analogy to trading. But you know, for every math/physics prof in the making, there was Einstein. And for every DMB fiddler, there were founders of any first principle....like a Mozart. but if the elite train intelligent people right, you get a nice product. Too bad there aren't enough elite trading firms with elite indviduals to trade intelligent people. Until then, you can just count on hoping to be the next Mozart....busting away destiney's child in the subway for change and not even knowing how to read fucking sheet music and worst off, BEING PROUD OF IT.