Education Matters

A. Smith

Q: What would you say to someone who thinks education doesn't matter, or that college is a waste of time and money?

      If someone thought education didn’t matter, or that college is a waste of time and money, I would simply tell that person: Knowledge is power.   The more knowledge you recieve, the more power you gain.   No one can take that away from you.   Getting educated is the key to success!   Education is the base of every foundation.   It is also the development of a human being and the development of a country.   For example, if Obama was never educated, he would not be where he is today (the first African-American President of the United States).   In order for Obama to get in the position of running the country, he had to become well aquainted with knowledge.   American citizens will not vote for someone who doesn’t have a clue about anything.   They are more likely to vote for someone who are well educated.
Eventually, you need to spend money on education in order to make money in the profession you desire to have a career in.   However, I can understand why so many individuals think college is a waste of time and money.   Many people have a fear of taking out loans for school, because they are afraid to be in debt when they finish their four years from a post-secondary school.   This fear occurs in very young people; especially in high school seniors or high school graduates.   I recently graduated from high school, and I am afraid of having to take out a loan.   I don’t want to pay someone back, but I realize that some people will have to borrow money for school at some point.   I would love to have the opportunity to further my education.   Receiving an education is very important to me.   In today’s economy, it is very difficult to find a job when you only have a high school diploma.   These days, employers are looking and hiring those who obtain a four-year degree and higher.   All in all, getting an education really matters and college is not a...