Have been wondering about this for a long time...what do you get out of your education?
I was flipping through my old notes, even rough papers where I did all the complicated math stuffs at school: calculus, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, etc etc... They look impressive to me now! Didn't know I could churn all that out last time! BUT oh boy, do they look alien to me now!!! Hahaha.
Makes me wonder... how much do we use what we learnt in the past? Since pri school, our parents and teachers will tell us, study hard, get good grades so can get into good secondary school. In there, again there'll be the attempt to want to study well to get into ...where else??? A good jc. Then for the brighter lot, they'll try to aim for a scholarship or at least well enough to get the course they want at uni.
I have friends who did well in their O and A levels and came from good schools. When they went to university, their grades somehow suffered. They were lost. ALl along, there was a clear reason why they wanted to do well...in the uni, suddenly, they wonder: What's next?
And even for those who eventually did reasonably well in uni, when they came out to work, they hardly used whatever they learnt in the past. And they earn a measly $2000 or so as a typical graduate. Pay taxes, bills after bills, especially for those dreaming of buying a car and getting married, etc etc.
Conversely, there are those who do not have even A levels. In the time their peers go to uni, they learn how to do business. Nevermind they don't have the cert. But they're earning big bucks now and drive a BMW, Mercs....
Makes me wonder... which is the path to take?
What's your take on education?