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 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!
It leads to innovation
Think about all the progress that humans have made over the last few thousand years. Without education we would never have reached the Moon, we would never have been able to fly, and we would never have found the cures for so many diseases. Education gives you the inspiration and tools to push the boundaries of what we do and know at the moment. In other words, education opens up entire new worlds full of possibilities, and whole new areas for discovery. With a good education, who knows what else we will achieve?
To earn respect
You've probably heard it said that you earn respect. You've probably also heard that respect works two ways. If you manage to sit through decades' worth of schooling with a conscientious and respectful attitude, then you are more likely to be respected by your teachers, peers, future employers and society in general. Completing a process of education deserves a pat on the back - you will have earned it!
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!
To gain confidence
It goes without saying that education breeds confidence. As you gain knowledge and learn where your strengths lie, it gives you the courage to go out and take on the world! Being uneducated might lead to feelings of not having succeeded, or being inferior to educated people, which can cause very low confidence levels. Without a shadow of a doubt, having confidence makes you feel great, and if an education is the way to achieve it then so be it!