Would you quit school when you become famous?

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@modstar (9612)
Philippines
January 11, 2009 8:49pm CST
I see a lot of people quit school when they become famous, would you? You're rich anyway. You can afford education but can you afford not to to enroll?
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@Frederick42 (2019)
• Canada
12 Jan 09
I would have definitely quit school if I became famous. Everybody likes fame and wealth much more than they like school. Even those who go to school do so because in future, they will get a good job and they will earn vast amounts of money. Nobody goes to get an education for the sake of education.
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@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
I agree with Maggiepie. It's not all about making money but also for one's well-being.
@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
13 Jan 09
[b]The only possible way I could connect the two would be if I were of the mindset that thinks of school as simply a means to an end, that end being better off financially. While it's true it can have such a result, the reason I study is to know things. It's not primarily for the income potential. So no. I wouldn't quit. I might go to a better school, though. Maggiepie[/b]
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@laedyan (190)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
For me, its still better to have education even if i am famous and rich because in education, i can learn many things especially on how to manage my wealth. Being famous and rich is not enough for a person to be happy. He should have education to know how the world and the people around. What's the use of being rich and famous if you are dumb and don't know anything? Eventually, people will fool you and there will come a time that you'll go down so its still better to pursue an education than to know nothing. As they always say, money will perish but education will be with you forever.
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@h8739182 (448)
• India
12 Jan 09
Even though i become rich and famous i would still prefer to get my graduation degree. Educations would teach me how to earn more and how to maintain what you already have ,so education is a MUST. Take care.
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@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
you'd have to be famous first, I think, to fully understand how difficult it is to juggle career and education together. For me though, at some point, you'd have to think about pursuing school because when you're old and full of wrinkles, unless if you are Gloria Romero, opportunities become lesser. Imagine Gloria R still trying to pose for FHM?????
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
No way! Not even Gloria Diaz can glorify the FHM cover.
@Theresaaiza (10484)
• Australia
15 Jan 09
i have nothing against Gloria's! I have nothing against Gloria's! I never mentioned any Gloria in my post! Didn't I?
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Something tells me you're PRO-GMA. You're from Cebu right? Should i say "I should've known"? lol!
@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
When I make it big in my field of interest, I probably would quit school. Bill Gates quit school when his computers became a hit. He is rich and famous he doesn't need "education". Besides, who in the world could teach him something he doesn't know already about computers? For me, education is a relative thing. Yes, it is important to have a college degree but formal education has its limits.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Ah huh, i guess it really varies from person to person.
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@alindahaw (1219)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
Yep, we do have different takes on the situation. :) Not that I hate school or anything but there are a lot of important things that you do not learn in school. Besides, in this digital age, having a college degree or a post graduate degree is no longer as important as it used to be. People are now more valued by what they can offer to their clients or employers. I guess things have changed.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
18 Jan 09
I agree. Those who are smart and rich in life experience are the ones surviving in the game. Could it be that education is now just an added bonus?
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• Philippines
17 Jan 09
If I were rich I would go to really good school in other countries. Get more education and learning stuff to do. Put my money more into great use. Normally people who quit school that are wealthy are mostly into the biz (showbiz) anyway.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
...and most of them enroll in culinary arts hehe..
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
True! But I don't know, I'm not really fond of cooking though I'm a kind of a health freak! I know, I can be weird at times. Lol
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Being a health freak isn't weird, it's being smart.
@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 09
I don't know. I have never be famous but I might not going to quit my study when I become famous. I know it would not be so easy to be the regular student and become famous at once. People would start to act differently to you, some because of they like you, some because of being jealous. Both would be annoying. But still, I don't think I would waste my teenage moment by leaving school just because of being famous. There are lots of celebrities in my country who still doing the study very well. i believe it would be nice for them to do that because it means they are still care enough for their education which would be needed for their own future.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
O yes that's really true. Being famous comes with lots of consequences. So one must be prepared for it especially if she's going to continue studying.
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@klaudine (3652)
• Indonesia
13 Jan 09
That's right, modstar. You know, I watched the life story of Lindsay Lohan back then when she was in the school. After the 'Parent Traps', the movie which made her very popular back then, she tried so hard to be the ordinary student at school. Not so easy, she admitted but she wanted to enjoy the school days just like normal kids do. So I think more than the education, living the normal life by continuing the study is the most important reason why we don't quit school when we become famous.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Could that be the reason why she's being rebellious now? Maybe she's fed up with fame and may want to live a normal life.
@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
well if im been a famous man in school i will not quit to it... theres so many reason why i dont quit... one of them is interaction with the others and... courting with many gals.... yihhhiiiiii.......
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
You make me want to go to college again hehe..
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@carinio98 (2935)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
yep me too..... but i want to go in high school again... in high school the girls are very sexy than in college gals...
• Indonesia
19 Jan 09
no..i wouldnt. if its possible i wanna do both study and being rich from my job. coz for me education is important, it will keep our brain alive n not being retarded. i wish i have that lotz of money to continue to the 2nd degree, i really wish i could..thats why im looking for a good steady job so that one day i can reach my wish..n how bout u modstar ?
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
I think i'm done with school. I already graduated from Psychology but who knows, maybe i'll find the motivation to study again, like Masters degree or Medicine. I need a lot of money though. Well good luck to you! Though i'm sure you'll make it.
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Its just people start to enjoy on what they've got. Life is short so enjoy, until you breath your last. But for me, I still go to school, because we still don't know what will be our future if we have not completed a course even we are rich enough.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
Yeah, what they are now could be the fruit of hard labor and we can't take it away from them.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
18 Jan 09
No I would not quit school if I become famous. I think that learning is a life long experience. It does not mean necessarily formal learning. One can learn from the internet, from books, from other people experiences.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
19 Jan 09
That's true. There are lots of unconventional ways to learn. Learning is an ongoing process. You got that right.
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
i always wanted to be rich. where everything you wanted is just a finger away but to trade all without education. i don't think so. education is one thing no one can take it away from you. can't be stolen or what and it's a stepping stone to becoming what i desire the most - that is to be financially stable. oh well, to be rich is everyone's wishful thinking right? =) cheers, modstar.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
16 Jan 09
Well i think you're smart enough and i'm pretty sure you'll get rich soon. That's right, i myself can't imagine enjoying life uneducated (..no offense to those who didn't go to school. i'm sure you have your reasons). I'm not a bright boy in school but still i want my brain to be the standard brain of an educated guy.
@vicki2876 (5640)
• Canada
15 Jan 09
I have to be honest here and say that I would end taking school with the intent for a career. I may take courses that I enjoy or think are fun, but not something boring but can get me a job. But I am not in school right now and I would love to be. I do think though that young people should finish their highschool even if they become famous. If it was one of my children I would want to see them still attend school even though they were famous. Just in case.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
That's true! At least finish high school. He or she can bring along what he/she had learned.
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• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Cash isn't THE defining thing, the one that tells us that we've gone far, it's still a decent piece of education that matters. Of course, I'd quit my school... to move to a better one. Harvard, perhaps? LOL.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
15 Jan 09
Why not?!
@kerri1981 (133)
• United States
14 Jan 09
I would not quit school cause just cause your famous does not mean your rich. I would love to be famous though lol.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
17 Jan 09
Haha, agree. It would be terrible if one is famous for being dumb and broke. I would love to be rich.
@inuceres (342)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
hmp,..famous,.. there are lot of kind of famous you can find out,..
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
13 Jan 09
There are lots of types of being famous but it seems that all of the people who responded got my point except you hehe..
@cathya (705)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Given the chance, I guess it depends on how I got my popularity. If I become famous because am a celebrity or am into acting maybe I will definitely quit my schooling but still continue it when time permits.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
Yup, there are home schooling programs available for someone who's got a busy schedule.
@mazdakid (347)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
hi there modstar! even if i become famous or rich, i still wouldn't want to quit school. education is the most important part of human life. no other fortune can replace the value of a college degree or beyond. with education, you can go a long way even if you lose your fortune or fame. you also gain the respect of society because you completed your education and endured years of challenges, hardships and patience. and, like what my relatives say... "Fame and fortune fade away quickly. But one's education lasts a lifetime" and yes, that is true. famous celebrities eventually fizzle out into obscurity. fortunes eventually drain away (e.g., economic crisis, theft, etc.). but even if you lose your fame or fortune, as long as you have your education with you, you can still stand up once again and go on with life. =) thanks and more power to you!
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
I couldn't agree more. Education will lasts a lifetime indeed. Plus, the respect. The discriminating society will treat you better when you're educated.
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• Malaysia
12 Jan 09
I won't. Famous does not mean rich and rich does not mean your wealth will last forever. Education is something which stays with you forever and might help you the next time you need to find a job. Also, it improves other soft skills too and I personally feel that there are more advantages than disadvantages. Remember that nothing lasts forever. Even if you are filthy rich now, you will lose everything if you cannot manage it well. That's why you can see so many artists or celebrities who have retired before this, are now coming out again to create albums and concerts. Because their money has dried up and they can't find a proper job. Don't be too egoistic. Wealth does not last forever, knowledge does and knowledge on how to manage your wealth is even better.
@modstar (9612)
• Philippines
12 Jan 09
I highly agree! lol! Retired celebrities usually end up that way. So it's better to be famous and educated.