Your Education Is The Most Important Thing You Could Ever Invest In, Seriously
Pay attention at school, kids. It's good for you.
How many of us who say that actually took our own educations seriously? Probably not as many as I'd like to think. When you're young and have no responsibilities and your whole life stretches ahead of you, it seems senseless to spend days stuck in a classroom learning algebra. However, having a good education can teach you so much more than just a few facts. Education means learning life skills, realizing important lessons, and having great opportunities thrown your way.
A good education is probably the single most important thing you'll ever invest in, and here's why:
For outside experiences
Hands up: who agrees that going on a school trip is the best thing about having to slog through all that hard work? Well, believe it or not, school trips, visits and other similar opportunities can be more valuable than the work itself. This is because these experiences give a much broader, applied understanding of the subject. People who aren't going through the same process of education are much less likely to have these opportunities presented to them, so make sure you stay in school for the trips, even if nothing else!
To make someone proud
Making someone proud is a really good feeling. Family and friends love to see you succeed, achieve your dreams and do well for yourself - knowing that you've learned something and made someone proud in the process will give you a lovely, warm, fuzzy feeling inside. There's nothing better! Of course, the more you learn, the more you make your friends and family proud, which, in turn, will lead to you having even more motivation to reach even new heights!
To learn facts
Believe it or not, some of the stuff you learn from a formal education is actually quite useful. A lot of it may seem unimportant or irrelevant at the time, but learning and understanding lots of different things is interesting! Plus, you never know when you might need to rely on it later down the line - that 'boring' history lesson could land you a job; that 'confusing' science lesson could save someone's life; that 'pointless' English lesson could help with your future child's homework. The list goes on!
To make friends
Many people find it difficult to make friends, but being forced into a learning environment with other people naturally causes you to find people with similar interests. They're like a ready-made group of friends! An education can introduce you to people with whom you will form strong bonds and friendships, which often last for decades.
For extra-curricular skills
School doesn't just teach lessons in a classroom. It also offers a whole range of extra-curricular activities which can help you to become a more rounded person. Whether it's sport, art, music, drama or something else, these are opportunities which aren't likely to be available to people who don't pursue an education. What's going to be your next skill?