Education is a worthwhile investment that provides many advantages both individually and for society at large. People with degrees tend to earn more, find jobs more easily, have greater career advancement prospects, lead healthier lifestyles and are more engaged citizens compared with those without degrees. Societies with high rates of education tend to experience reduced crime and poverty rates as well.
Education provides many valuable benefits, one of which is teaching you how to learn. Through your studies, you gain the skills needed to research and discover information independently – an invaluable skill you’ll use throughout life, whether that means staying informed of current events or using it at work in order to be an efficient employee.
Education can give you a sense of achievement. From receiving your high school diploma to graduating from a PhD program, graduating can bring with it immense pride. Graduating also builds self-esteem and gives courage to go out into the world and make something of yourself.
Education can open many doors in life. A degree opens doors for more interesting and financially rewarding jobs; you could move faster up corporate ladder; establish yourself independently by qualifying for own mortgage and car payments; provide higher standard of living for yourself and family; etc.
With the rise of technology and the Covid-19 pandemic, many schools have implemented remote learning technologies to offer children in remote communities access to education. This represents an essential step toward providing education for those children who might otherwise miss out due to limited resources or difficult commutes to local schools.
Not only can an education broaden your horizons professionally, it can also expand your cultural experiences by giving you access to an abundance of knowledge that helps broaden perspectives. You might discover music, art or literature you weren’t exposed to as you were growing up – as well as learn about cultures from across the world fostering global awareness and strengthening your sense of community.
Education can also improve your communication and problem-solving abilities in the workplace. Communication is often essential when working alongside different people; you will often need to quickly solve problems as soon as they arise; education will give you tools for doing this efficiently while also helping you articulate ideas more clearly, think critically and collaborate more collaboratively and come up with creative solutions more easily.