A man who sold hotdogs by the roadside was illiterate, so he never read newspapers. He was hard of hearing, so he never listened to the radio. His eyes were weak, so he never watched television.
But enthusiastically, he sold lots of hotdogs. His sales and profit were up. He ordered more meat and got himself a bigger and a better stove. As his business was growing, the son, who had recently graduated from college, joined his father.
Son asked, "Dad, aren't you aware of the great recession that is coming our way?"
Father, “No, but tell me about it."
Son said, "The international situation is terrible. The domestic is even worse. We should be prepared for the coming bad time."
The man thought that since his son had been to college, read the papers, and listened to the radio, he ought to know. So the next day, the father cut down his order for the meat and buns, accepted lower quality stuff, cut down on various operational costs, took down the sign and was no longer enthusiastic. Very soon fewer people bothered to stop at his hot dog stand and his sales started coming down rapidly.
The father said to his son, "Son, you were right. We are in the middle of a recession. I am glad you warned me ahead of time."
Many times we confuse intelligence with good judgment. A person may have high intelligence but poor judgment. Choose your advisers carefully and use your judgment.
A person can and will be successful with or without formal education if they have the 5 Cs: Character, Commitment, Conviction, Courtesy, Courage.