Born in Kishunfélegyháza, Krisztián Kapus, 49, already has 23 degrees. But this is still not enough, he says: right now, he is studying in Szeged. On the way towards his 24th degree, he talked about his thirst for knowledge to Mandiner.
Krisztián Kapus is driven by the desire to learn, Mandiner reports. He finished his secondary school studies at the Piarist High School in Kecskemét. In the third year, he decided to become a doctor. Then, he thought one degree would be enough. However, a year later, as a senior, he was more interested in Hungarian literature and religious education. Thus, he went to Szeged to study and ended up not getting his first degree in medicine, but in Hungarian library studies.
Less than two weeks later, he obtained a degree as a Catholic religious education teacher in a correspondence course. Later, also in Szeged, at the József Attila University, he graduated as a computer scientist.
“I have a constant thirst for knowledge. If I immerse myself in a subject and I feel I want to know everything about it, I usually end up with another degree,” Krisztián Kapus told Mandiner. The man did not stop pursuing a degree even after obtaining the above-mentioned qualifications. He believes that his problem-solving skills have improved the most as a result of studying so much.
“I’m comfortable in many areas, and that helps me in my everyday life. And yes, I can hammer a nail into a wall or change a light bulb, so I don’t just live my life on a theoretical level,” he said. Kapus has never been unemployed and is constantly updating his CV, which is currently 37 pages long. “I always say, only print it out if you really have the time to read it,” he joked.