So this has been bothering me for sometime now…
I’ve heard a lot of people say things like formal education isn’t as necessary as people make it seem. That the streets can teach you more than a school can and that rather than waste money on education for such a long period of time it would be better to use the money to start up a buisness or something.
Now I find school as tiring as anyone would and sometimes would like to strangle myself just to end my misery but I understand the need for proper education, which is why I put up with it…well that and because I don’t have a choice. Now I’m saying this because not everyone truly understand the reason for education, most people see it as an inconvenience and waste of money.
I don’t doubt that real life can teach you a lot of things but those lessons come with experience. Formal education equips you with knowledge on all aspects of life and then allows you to centre on the aspect you prefer the most. Such that when you come across different problems not related to your profession you could still deal with them and not give excuses like “I never learnt that”. Such that your not looked down upon for not knowing certain things. And that you have many options to pick from. But most of all you learn a lot without the trouble of terrible experiences…that your not left wondering how different life would be if you had taken education more seriously.
Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying education guarantees your success in life, i’m only saying education gets you halfway there, the other half becomes much easier with the series of knowledge you’ve gained but that depends on how you use it.
It’s important that we fully understand the importance of an education now that we have the privilege to have it and not regret later that we didn’t take it seriously or didn’t think to finish it.
Now there will be people that would tell you differently and that may even have achieved a great deal without a formal eucation but bear it in mind that we aren’t all wunderkinds…some of us need a proper education to be accomplished. Its better to have it and not need it than to discard it and eventually need it.
In my opinion education matters and must come first.