Categories
Loading
Welcome to Babble,
Settings
Sign Out

Get the Babble Newsletter!

Already have an account? .

Can You Be Overdressed? Overeducated?

Can you be overdressed? Overeducated?

Not according to Oscar Wilde — and I back him up 100%!

oscar wilde quote

This quote totally reminds me of a man I met when I was a little girl. My father is a very social and hospitable person. When I was young, he was always inviting houseguests over for dinner, holiday meals, etc. There was always some “stranger” in our home.

Once, I overheard him tell my mom that he was going to ask his co-workers to our house for dinner after work. So when he walked through the door with a man dressed in a suit, I was quite shocked. I thought my dad had invited his boss. I quickly got to know this older, tall man wearing a suit. At one point, our houseguest shared that one day he was going to be a lawyer. He shared that it was hard to envision this when his current job was a butcher, but that one day he really was going to become a lawyer.

To this day, I haven’t forgotten what he said as he was about to leave: “You see, I believe that I need to dress like I feel. How I dress reflects how I feel about myself in some way. So even though I am a butcher now, this doesn’t mean that I feel like a butcher. I’m an educated man who has a dream, so I dress the part. I can never be too overdressed.”

Even though I was young, I didn’t think he was ridiculous. Instead, I admired him. I wasn’t sure why at that young age, but now I see that it was his determination and dream. Sure enough, he did become a lawyer by the time I was in high school, and he even represented me in a car accident case that wasn’t my fault.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest
Tagged as:

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, profile photo and other personal information you make public on Facebook (e.g., school, work, current city, age) will appear with your comment. Learn More.

FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrPinterest