FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germans value letters attached to their name more than money, love or having children with nine out of ten rating a good qualification as their most important aim in life, a survey showed Wednesday.
In Germany even minor academic degrees appear on business cards and doctorate titles adorn many letter boxes.
According to a survey of 1,000 people by insurer Allianz just eight in ten Germans said finding love for life was their top priority and even fewer rated financial security as their number one goal.
Perfect bliss may be to have a title that runs longer than the length of a name, such as that of "Uni.-Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. mult. Horst Wildemann" at Munich's Technical University.
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