Is education important to you?

Philippines
October 26, 2007 9:36am CST
We don't belong from a rich family but my mom alone struggled and worked hard just for us (her three children) to finish college. And we were all able to get our degree. My sister and I are nurses and my brother is a teacher. Our mom is very proud of us. For her, education is very important. How about you? Is education important to you?
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Oct 07
Yes it is. In fact even without the schools and universities I still strive to learn everyday. Something about knowledge really inspires and drives me. Its also important for society too, and I'm usually one to praise excellent examples of education and call out the poorer examples and instances of education.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 07
thanks for that. at least you appreciate education a lot.
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@ailema4ever (2675)
• Finland
26 Oct 07
Yes, for us, as well. My parents didn't finish university due to lack of money, so they also worked hard to pay for us until we graduated from the university. I'm SO GRATEFUL for them 'coz of that. These days without education, it's hard to get a decent job. So yes, education is important for me. ;-D I SALUTE your Mom. She's such a strong and determined lady! ;-)))
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• Philippines
28 Oct 07
thanks a lot. I also appreciate your parents for working hard just to finish your college. They are really very loving parents.
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
26 Oct 07
Education is very important for every human being for the following reasons 1. To know about the history, geography and politics of the world past and present 2. To learn things like science, technology etc. 3. To acquire skills to develop personal career. 4. To learn way of living much better than our forefathers. 5. To learn etiquettes, manners, decency and also remain as cultured human being. 6. To earn a better living.
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• Philippines
28 Oct 07
thanks a lot...
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@johndur (3049)
• Pasig, Philippines
4 Jan 08
yes it is important for me because here in my country you cant get a decent job unless you have a good education from a reputable school.even if you have a college degree,unless you came from a good school you cant get a nice high paying job and most probably end up as an office clerk.but even if you have education but if you lack the drive to strive for more you still cant make a major move in your career.so better have an education and hardwork for you to make a major impact on your life.
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@dlsheng (136)
• China
21 Dec 07
yes it's very important for me. in order to get more money,i must study more skills. at the same time education can improve our thought.
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@cliffcliff (1350)
• United States
18 Dec 07
hi gorgeousdreamer, education is great for the mond and income, I love to always learn,,, it keeps a person young dont you think? nice to chat with you :) -cliff
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@SHAMRACK (8525)
• India
18 Dec 07
Hi, For me education is important and because of the education I am able to give this response. Being rich and to know how to utilize money well is another part of well educated person. Offcourse there is no doubt on this that education is important the only aspect is difficulties to get educated and to get knowledge absorbed.
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@Pompon (1758)
• Poland
29 Oct 07
yes, it is importsnt for me:) I'm in the college right now and I think while this doesn't show who are you as a person (if you're good or not) but it gives you a chance to spread your wings and follow your interests. I don't like people who belittle the value of college and say it means nothing:/ It's not true, it only means nothing if you want to go to college just in the sake of going to college and not to extend your knowledge, but there are many people who know whant they want to do with their lives so they choose their path wisely to obtain it.
• India
28 Oct 07
yr certainly important without that we human beings won't excel which is nearly our prime and only importance
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• United States
7 Feb 08
I went straight from college to the US Military for Four years and when i got out got connected in sale and have worked six years learning the trade.. I have retied from the Ford Motor company and now do Nurse Aide work to help people with the huge paperwork the governament has made them do to qualify..it is all sponsored by the AARP and Medicare/Medicaid and every month the plans have revisions..but you have to be flexable in any job..
@dianne17k (600)
• Philippines
4 Jan 08
We don't belong to a rich family either but my parents have tried really hard to get us through college. I do value the education I was given as I value all efforts (my parents and my own) to get me to finish my degree in speech pathology. Had I not finished college, I'd be working 24/7 and the pay would be barely enough. Having attained a college diploma, gave me an unexplainable confidence in myself which I wouldn't have gotten even if I was an heiress to a business empire. No money in the world can replace what has been instilled in my brains and my being; so to answer your question again, education is undoubtedly important.