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 fit in with society
As nice as it is to flaunt your own individual personality, we all need to fit in to society at some point. Society expects everyone to go to school, with the possibility of leading on to higher education and getting a job. As a result, having an education means that you are much more likely to fit in with convention and be accepted by society, because you're more likely to get a job.
Fitting in really is that simple - society can be quite shallow sometimes! Of course, if being ostracized, left out and frowned upon is what you want to achieve out of life, then no education is the way to go.
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 become streetwise
An education can teach you more than just facts - it teaches you life skills, such as how to be a little more streetwise. Without an education, people may be influenced and fooled by scams and exploitative situations more easily, because they simply don't have the knowledge to understand the situation which they face. However, with a good education under your belt, you'll be ready to recognize a potentially compromising situation and deal with it in an effective, mature way. You won't get caught up in trouble, because you'll be too busy finding a sensible way out!
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!