…ery, very wrong about the value and perception of being smart when being assessed as an individual. A university or post secondary degree tells people you are at least willing to play the game, to show up when asked, to follow through on tasks.
and knuckle down for "the man", like a plebe.
I was way smarter than any professor who ever taught me and what I learned from that was that power trumps knowledge every time. No pun intended.