Do you really think studying harder will get you far from where you are?

Philippines
April 28, 2011 2:00pm CST
I always hear, "son, study real hard cause it will take u really really far. Buy a big house, go to places and eat good food." While many of us will also say, many successful people have not finished college. Doesn't it get confusing enough?? ^_^
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@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
well, if i didn't study hard i wouldn't be able to graduate from college. taking up nursing was such a pain in the butt, it made me crazy, and still is making me crazy i still have to take the board exams soon. and yeah i can say am still stuck here, i still can't move on unless i pass this major exam. well most successful people, like those that got rich because of hard work, can nw afford to go to school. a lot of celebrities do that because now they have money for it. also like Manny Pacquiao, he still finished his studies and now taking some classes, like home schooling.
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• Philippines
1 May 11
that's a very good point cherish14. You can be very proud of yourself too for finishing a course. i am glad to know i have a fellow nurse here, by the way. well, at least soon to be. I am a registered nurse already and well, still hunting for a job. I wish u luck in passing. Don't really stress about it. Just pray hard and study harder too:))
@Cherish14 (2695)
• Philippines
1 May 11
awwww thank you so much my friend. awwwww i wish i could be like you already. i get nervous every time i think about it. thank you Athengenre and take care
@moirai (2140)
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
Hmm... I think... different strokes for different folks. For some people, studying hard, finishing school... is the way to their success. For others, the way to success lies elsewhere. After all, you do not learn only in school, you learn in practically all aspects of life. The difficulty is in figuring out where you will find your way to success. Now, I think if you are given an opportunity to study, it is best to grab it and try to do well in it. At the same time, be open to lessons and opportunities in other areas of your life. I think it is still best to finish your studies, at the very least, that is something you can fall back on. In either way, try to find that which you like and enjoy.
• Philippines
1 May 11
that is also true. i think i have to agree with you because, after all, we do not study only for school but importantly for life. Some people i know who graduated with latin awards were not lucky enough to enjoy life and live successfully. Well, that depends on your vision with what successful is. Some took up courses which are far from their real passion and interest. Now, they can't enjoy their work because their doing it for all the wrong reasons.
@sam3m1 (190)
• United States
3 May 11
over the past decade or so i think the idea that a college degree is necessary just as a high school diploma was years ago should be re-examined. first, the prohibitive costs of 4-5 yrs. of schooling leading to a difficult job market upon graduation must be considered. second, the need for technically trained tradespeople is always expanding, and should be considered.