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Dear Diane:

Thanks, I will email you on Wed and I will give you the reasons.
Thanks for your interest

Prof L





> On Mon, 11 Aug 1997, Sue Lorraine Lavorata wrote:
>
> > I can commiserate as my father dislikes the fact that I am severely
> > disabled and therefore thinks going to college for me was a waste. I
> > too am a professor and when anyone "compliments" me he gets pissed.
> > At my grandfather's funeral my husband told my father about me going
> > for my second masters and doctorate and instead of pride my father
> > showed disgust, he hates anyone to brag about me and obviously he
> > NEVER does, In his eyes, it does not matter that I am a college
> > professor, to him I am a LOSER!
> >
> > Prof Lavorata
> >
>
> Probably he's just pissed at being proved WRONG! Whatever he thinks about
> you, what *you* think about you is much more important, anyway, as I'm
> sure you already know.
>
> I'd be interested to hear your ideas about the purpose and value of
> education. Why, for instance, did you choose to further your education and
> seek higher degrees? If it was for the intrinsic value of education as an
> end in itself (and I'm not suggesting that this *must* be the case!) then
> why did you choose formal rather than informal study?
>
> Thanks in advance, and please feel free to ignore these questions if
> they're too nosey.
>
>
>
> Diane Ridout, Instructor, ACP.............................................
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>
Sue Lorraine Lavorata
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