Day 9: how important you think education is
As I only finished my adventure with education two years ago, I think I can now fully answer this question having had a time to see the effects of the higher education on my career and life in general.
Like any other kid growing up, I thought school was overrated – apart from meeting my friends every day, I didn’t like sitting in a classroom, hearing about things “that will never be useful to me”. I didn’t pay much attention to maths or physics – and of course I was struggling with these subjects massively throughout the years. When I graduated from high school I was so ecstatic that I didn’t have to go to math classes anymore!
Very soon after getting to university and starting a first job, I realised that my lack of interest (or sometimes eve ignorance) with particular subjects began to show. Why did I not pay more attention to geography classes, so I will know why hurricanes or tsunami occur? Why did I not listen to my teacher when she was telling us about basic laws of physics? Embarrassing, I know, but I can now see that I have big gaps of knowledge, which can only be fixed with my own effort and in my own time (which as we now, one has never have enough).
I therefore truly believe that education is so important and it’s not at all overrated. As per the saying, you learn your whole life, but this basic education you receive when you are a kid is so crucial to shape you, your character and your further interests that we should never take it for granted.