Getting degrees is playing the game. It's a way for employers to easily gauge prospective employees by their internal metrics of worthiness, without going to a lot of effort.

A degree or degrees don't necessarily equate to intelligence and intelligence doesn't necessarily equate to solid relationships.

That said, it can't be easy making a reasonable living or excelling without a degree, since many doors are closed without one. This doesn't mean that a degree guarantees skillset or any other positive quality. It's that doors remained closed since the current employment market is an employers' market. This will shift when the economy starts booming again. Typical business cycle downturn response, although it's a pretty deep trench right now.

And quite frankly, I'm not interested in supporting anyone beyond my son.