Sometimes I feel like I’m just done with school – haven’t you ever felt the same?
When you have so many different projects and lessons to review that you feel like you are just done with it? I think we’ve all been there. However, I was talking with my friends the other day and I realized something… we are taking this education for granted, way too often. The majority of students despise school (or at least would rather not go than go). I was pretty much one of those people, but I now see things differently. We go to school from Kindergarten to grade 12, then college/university (for most people). Typically, we’ll spend almost 20 years of our lives in school.
Why do we go to school?
We go in order to acquire knowledge and learn new things. Its main purpose is not for socialization, nor for fun, but rather, for the sole purpose of education. For something I once regarded as a boring place we have to go to from 9 to 3 every day, 5 days a week, I now regard it as a very valuable investment. Let me articulate. The way I see it is that we are spending the first quarter of our lives learning (whether you like it our not), to better prepare ourselves for the rest of our lives. The better we do in school, the more likely it is for us to succeed in the “real” world! Going to school is the investment of our time, and the returns can be very rewarding if we invest enough focused time into it. For example, you can’t expect to become a successful computer programmer if you don’t focus at all in any of the computer courses you took in school.
If you want to be happy later in life, you’ll have to try and cope with school and do the best you can. Try and do as well as possible, because now you know that it’ll definitely benefit you later in life. Because for if you don’t, you’ll come to the realization a little too late in life, and it will be very hard to set yourself back on the right course. Now, for those of you probably thinking “What about those ‘useless’ courses?” Well, even if the course content is useless, the marks still matter and you can always practice your skills in engagement in the class, which will be useful no matter what.
In conclusion, it’s normal for you to detest school right now… but just think: the more you invest into school, the better return of investment you will have for the rest of your life. Just remember… Like Warren Buffett said: “The more you learn, the more you earn.”
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