Now, at age 36, I am at a stage of intellectual development that I should have had as a 22 year old. In other words, all of the stuff you read on this site is really of no better quality than any well-educated person in the old Western tradition would have been able to produce 60 years ago.
Even if my alma mater had a real curriculum (it was totally open) I think my high school education was so utterly horrendous that I would not have been able to appreciate a good college education had it been rammed down my throat. And our school was regarded as being pretty good.
Do I get any points for being honest about it?