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:
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 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 have better healthcare
Education is seriously important when it comes to healthcare. So many diseases spread because the communities simply don't understand the condition, and they don't know how to prevent it. Education explains preventative measures for how to avoid getting sick, as well as allowing people to recognize the symptoms of sickness sooner. This allows entire populations to get help and treatment promptly. If we educated entire continents on how to deal with certain illnesses, just think of all the diseases that we could wipe out!
It gives you purpose in life
Nobody wants to feel lazy, bored and depressed. Unfortunately, these negative emotions can go hand-in-hand with not having an education, as you never get to explore your purpose in life - you have nothing to aim for in life. No direction. However, education can allow you to explore different interests and find out what you're good at. Once you know what really appeals to you, you will realize your purpose in life, and you'll have a clearer picture of which direction you should follow. Go forth and conquer!
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!