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I can. And I actually do it all the time. Unconsciously…
That is truly amazing, but since I graduated from my University (already 10 years ago!) I keep picking up people of the same educational background as myself in all possible meetings and groups.
How does it work?
Say, I am at a party (any kind of). I talk to many, but end up talking closely with only 1-2. And! – they mostly turn out to be linguists, germanists, philologists, interpreters, language-teachers, etc. Mind that I am a linguist myself 🙂
It seems quite incredible to me as I have a very wide range of friends and contacts in many branches and professions. But this “background” game appears to be the same!
When it comes to NGO project management which I often do in my spare time, again I face all possible kinds of people. And again, I end up collaborating the best with the people of “my ” background. That is probably less surprising.
My father who is a retired colonel, claims that he can identify if somebody has served in the Army (even for some months!) in several minutes of seeing that person. The Army is not education in that sence, but still…
My question to all of you: is it really that obvious? Is the impact of education really that vast? Is our education really our visit card – no matter what we say or wear?
Thanks for sharing your ideas!