Why should we go to the university?

China
October 26, 2009 7:41pm CST
If you ask people why do they go to the university,specially if you ask that before they go,most of them will answer with one word:knowledge.Now,I do believe that knowledge is something you will get out of university,but is not the only one nor the most important. So,if you are not going to the university to gain knowledge,at least not mainly for that,why should you bother spending a heck lot of money and time there?
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@scheng1 (24801)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
It's more for critical thinking and learning the methods of analyzing problems and finding solution. The happiest moment in college is to prove your professor wrong or even prove the textbook wrong. Knowledge is pretty useless, sincel they are outdated the moment you graduate, but thinking skills never go out of fashion, and employers expect college graduates to be problem solver.
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@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
28 Oct 09
Gosh! I never did get to prove any of my mentors wrong. They were all so glib. They always answer my queries even before I form a rebuttal in my head.
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
There are two types of knowledge, one if in the form of knowing the theories of how people solved the problems they encountered in their field, and the other is experience in terms of how you yourself would react in a situation you're in. You need both theories and experience to equip yourself in your life. Most people think school isn't important anymore when in fact, school equips you to the range of problems you'd probably encounter and how to deal with them which is important because instead of you looking for all the solutions, these theories could be your guide. Another importance is the fact that when you do commit mistakes in school, it won't greatly affect your life nor would it cause you to be bankrupt. School is the test area or your practice area. Just like when a soldier goes into combat in a war, he needs to go through several trainings and practice sessions on strategies in order that there won't be too much casualties in the real war. On the other hand, if a person decides to not go to school, yes he could be successful in the end but still he could lose much time experimenting on his own or could even experience difficulty which could have been avoided if he had known how others in the past have dealt with those situations. Remember that even though most of the successful people did drop out of school, they still had the necessary education. In fact, it was in school where they opened their imaginations which lead them to creating great companies.
@eileenleyva (10964)
• Philippines
27 Oct 09
The university, or college education, is considered now a privilege for a few. Many young people go to work without the vast of knowledge that the university offers. That is sad because education is a basic human right. Anyways, it is in formal education that we get to learn about Philosophy 11, or simply Logic. Logic equips us with deductive reasoning that we use on everyday decisions. It makes our job easier and our life lighter, if not saner. The university also introduces us to the great works of the greatest thinkers of the world, be it in science or the arts, literature or engineering, architecture or economics. If only we can get a grasp of all the fountainheads, what a wonderful world would it be.