Among the upper classes, one will find individuals who regard an engineering, computer science, business or any other practical degree with disdain. English, art history, and history are prefered. To give an example, one who studied nothing but engineering in college may land himself on a job.
There are plenty of upper class twits. Â Usually, they differ only in outlook and not in level of ignorance from their lower class counterparts. Â It's not what you study, but the way you approach your studies and the ultimate purpose you see for your education. Â If you study philosophy not because you want to learn philosphy but because you think that you need a college education in order to land a job, you're missing the point. Â If you study engineering because you are genuinely interested in engineering, than you are getting a good education.
But when he advances to the upper levels of his company and his community, he will find that he cannot discuss politics, philosophy, art and music with any amount of intelligence. He will, in other words, be outclassed. It is a pitiful feeling to be outclassed, because it dawns upon one that merit in one's field is not sufficient to be accepted.
People who have real class, real confidence, are proud of their achievements, conscious of their shortcomings, and comfortable with both. Â They neither need to belittle the limitations of others nor hide their own.
Cool. Â Is he a professor? Â What's last name?
Yes. Â Last name is Leung - a good guy, but don't be looking to the man for any style/fashion points.