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I was flooded with memories when listening to your education show. Being born in 1943 to a traditional Italian family, I was always told that "education was wasted on a girl." So I received a vocational HS degree as a L.P.N. But I really wanted to be a soicial worker, so after marrying and while raising my family I began taking classes at a local community college. Seventeen years after beginning college I earned my masters in social work. Looking back on my journey from the vantage point of retirement, I see much value in my path. A sense of self worth comes from living a fulfilled life, whichever path one chooses to take.