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Why bother with higher education?
February 3, 2015
My younger brother had a poster back in the day, with the words "Motivation for Education" written over a picture of a large house with a garage full of luxury cars. This was approximately 10 years ago, and even though we know many people who went through higher education, needless to say, none of them owns a mansion full of expensive vehicles.
After hustling through years of undergraduate and postgraduate studies, we might not be rolling around in cash like my brother's old poster implied, but I still believe we are richer than we think.
If you or someone you know is debating higher education, these are a few reasons why I think taking that step towards school is worth it:
1. This is your chance to fail at something without suffering too many consequences. Yes, I failed Physical Chemistry, but now that I'm done school, who really cares? That's right, NOBODY!
(Please note, I said it is your chance to fail at SOMETHING, and not EVERYTHING).
2. Most of what you learn during your university or college years isn't formally taught. For example, you learn about what type of team player you are, and you are given anonymous feedback from your peers. This is so that you can correct your dictatorship style of working in a group early on in life, which better prepares you for the real world.
3. With the abundance of clubs and groups on campus, you can dabble in various extra-curricular activities, and sometimes find your true calling. Who knew that the Organic Chemistry major would end up as Chief Editor of an online magazine?! All because she enjoyed writing and did it as an extra-curricular activity.
4. You make friends for life. And if you're smart, you also learn the art of losing friends who bring you nothing but trouble.
"What?? You called me to go out with you the night before the final exam? Oh I'm sorry. I didn't get the chance to call back!"
Block and Delete.
5. You get to experience different identities before finally discovering who you really are. The important thing is to stay true to yourself. Do what you enjoy, not what other people tell you to enjoy. Listen to the voice of those who raised you because in general, they are far wiser than your roommate who is failing, yet insisting you attend every single party on campus!
Truthfully, your higher education may not necessarily bring you that mansion, or a warehouse full of Bentleys and Lamborghinis. But it will teach you a thing or two about coping with stress, managing your time, working in a team, speaking in front of a crowd, and the importance of friendships and associations.