1. Nurture, nurture, nurture. I'm a big believer in the "existence precedes essence" thing. I think that your environment influences who you are far more than your biology.
2. I asked this because I was feeling beaten up by all the articles on Yahoo about how employers are only interested in business or engineering degrees. I'm a firm believer in education for education's sake, while keeping in mind a way to use your education to create a career.
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