In my earlier years has a youthful ambitious person, with intent of having a successful life, I never really understood the value of education. My goals were to just establish a 9-5 job, something that my parents failed to do, and a means that always left us poverty stricken. My first ever job, I remember well, I was selling electrical insulation components such has wiring and plug sockets to the electrician trade. I had the nick name of Billy Whiz, because I was always efficient at my job. The money I though was great, something I had never really seen in my life time, amounts per week, that were equivalent to a month of my parents benefits. However, life persists and time went by, and middle age crept up to bite me in the ... I am not unfit for work, but so tired of the manual labour, that is in realisation something a monkey could be trained to do. I then by coincidence stumbled across science forums, after a torrid time on the internet poker scene, arguing on line poker's distribution had faults, looking to find an answer by scientific means. I then developed an interest in science, spending hours looking over the internet, and forum time. This replaced my poker, science was more interesting and a better game of chess in the mind. This is when I considered my education, and realised the lack of it, and considered that if only!, if only I had stayed the school duration and persisted back then in science . You may think to yourself, what brought the post on? The realisation of great men , a little logo that represents education and a smart person, the realisation that this forum is of Virgin, and the realisation of just how smart Mr Branson is.