For the record, I accept the "underachiever" label when it comes to my job. While I don't think life had led me ashore without any effort on my part, I'm sure I could have been higher in the social ladder if I had put more energy into climbing. As mentioned in another thread, I don't focus my ambition or passion on my career: other things interest me and absorb a lot of my time, and what I do for a living is mainly a means to have the money to do what I like. I wasn't even pissing on LBRH's parade out of disrespect for a high-brow/low-brow choice: that's really not where or how I flex my elitist muscles. Never would I go "LOL you want to be a rocket scientist but you cannot do your math please become a streetcleaner!", which is proven by the fact I mentioned architecture as an alternative. It didn't cross my mind that LBRH might be too big for his breeches, just that he's picking the wrong career path. My elitism comes from school, I guess. That's where I figured out most people were horrible idiots. Later I learned not to take myself so seriously, but the damage was already done. I don't necessarily believe I meet my standards to be a decent person, but I certainly think those standards are very high. As for the lectures, I'm definitely smoother in real life and can avoid a confrontation by carefully pretending to either listen or care or have mild opinions. But message boards are not really tailor-made for discussion: everything fades quickly and without long-term consequences. To a long argumentative post about the pro's and con's of being a translator I prefer a quip suggesting I feel nothing but disdain, in much the same way as people are more wont to tell others to "fuck off" on the Internet than they are in face to face conversations. I know this is admitting the defeat of this medium, but I have. You can punch me if you want. Through the Internet.