Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Is Education Really Pointless?
I’ve found myself in “adult world” having to defend my views of education quite often. It blows my mind when I think about the level of ignorance as it pertains to seeking a higher education. This is particularly alarming when people set in their “career” don’t deem it necessary to take a class or two. In my opinion, I feel a person who has found their career of choice should want to seek education to perfect what it is they do everyday.
It baffles me when you have people in a position of power who consider education to be useless. I understand the old schoolyard debates, but do grown ass people really think going to school is a waste of time? I also don’t agree with people who seek degrees in a certain field only because they want a prestigious job. If there’s no genuine love in what you do, what inner drive do you have that inspires to you go through the ups and downs that all professions entail?
I find it amazing when I tell someone I am going to grad school and the first thing they say is “You don’t need to go for this job”. It is at that point our conversation has respectfully ended.