In martial arts, students get caught up in belt or rank a lot. If you are a black belt, what degree are you? Not all, but a the more stripes I see on some Shihans, Senseis, belt, the bigger their bellies get. If you notice the fighters always have less rank? So, walk the walk, don't just talk the talk. Action speaks louder than words. Don't believe the hype of rank and degrees. I've said it before, there are a lot of high school educated folks that are smarter than college educated folks.