February 11th, 2010
“One of the hardest choices any young person has to make is ‘What am I going to do with my life?’ and history is like a great buffet lunch of all kinds of choices that people have made with what they did with their lives…”
The history of XX century has proved that education is not only a right choice for a young person, but also it is an essential part of success in life and career. Every field of modern life demands the educated specialists to solve different problems facing our society. Democracy itself is based on educational values and proves the old statement “knowledge is power”. People need this power in order to decide what values are true for them and what are false, rather than blindly follow social convictions or someone else’s believes.
When people grow older, they become wiser and more experienced in many issues related to their life. Most of us acquire knowledge at the school of life, which is different for everyone in particular, but at the same time it teaches all people some important lessons they need to learn. College is like a small reproduction of the school of life. It teaches us many important lessons, which are not necessarily found in the curriculum. In a way, college reminds me a survival camp, except that it doesn’t have physical trials, it tests only psychological, emotional and personal spheres of our life. That’s why I believe that going to college is an important step for growing as an individual.
Perhaps, today some High school graduates assume that college is only about scientific and academic achievements, and therefore they find it boring and useless. Well, in a way it’s an absolutely fair assumption. At college they teach curriculum that’s not always applicable in our practical experience. However, there is another perspective, which I suggest to consider: college years will become the period of empowerment of your...