Saturday, December 15, 2007

Philately will get you everywhere

Roundup reader Svend Waever sends along an interesting article in the UK's Daily Mail about a new study that shows philatelists are more successful than the rest of the population in their adult lives.

According to the piece written by reporter James Mill, researchers found that 74 per cent of philatelists are university educated, compared with only 20 per cent of the general public. And nearly half earn more than £30,000 a year - nearly £7,000 more than the national average.

Child behaviour expert Eileen Hayes is quoted in the article as saying she was not surprised to learn that young stamp collectors tend to make a success of their lives.

"Stamp collecting develops several key skills such as persistence, attention to detail and patience, all of which contribute largely to the ability of people to succeed academically, in their careers and, ultimately, in their lives," she said.

To read the entire article, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM