I have more formal education than any human being probably should. I don't really have any regrets about it; I feel like that strategy worked for me. Others take different paths and have different feelings, though. I have noticed that there are many militant and self-proclaimed autodidacts out there who claim that the whole thing is a sham. FOCUS: How much formal education did you get? Do you feel like your formal education worked for you or not? If you had it to do all over again, what (if anything) would you change, and why? ALTERNATIVE FOCUS: Are the militant autodidacts right? Is extensive formal education just a big sham?