Originally Posted by Bostonian
What's wrong with being a doctor in Dayton? I think the author is projecting his own preferences onto others. I think my middle son, given his interests, may become an engineer. Penn State and many other state schools could be a good place for him.

Silly, that's because being a doctor in Dayton is indicative of profound underachievement and catastrophic life failure.

You don't stand astride history like a colossus if you are a Daytonian doctor.

And, by definition, you are not a CEO of any relevant international megacorporation.

Also, the word "doctor" makes one think "general practitioner". As opposed to "pediatric neurosurgeon."

It can really be summed up in one word.