Education vs. make money!!!

@icesmile (7160)
Romania
November 11, 2009 2:36pm CST
In our days, if we want or not, education is important just for peoples who want and understand that we must have a good education for ourself first, and for others too. But. peoples who want and like to make money, education is not so important, they want just more and more money, don t matter if they have education, is important if they know to make money. Money or education?
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16 responses
• United Arab Emirates
12 Nov 09
I believe that education is very important. Take the case of Donald Trump, the American billionaire real estate tycoon. If we look at his children's situation, they grew up with a lot of money and seem not to be needing to go to school or to work. But, Donald Trump requires that his children finished university. Mr. Trump required his children to become educated so they will know how to handle their businesses in future. Now, for ordinary people like us. I want all my children to have education because whether we become rich or not, I would consider my children's education their future wealth.
• Thailand
12 Nov 09
Yes, money making is important but education is much much more worth it. Money will come and go by us but our knowledge, giving fact that you use it will always stick with you and will be the start of your money making career anyway. So I"ll always go with the fact that if I can pick between these two I'll pick education first as I will beable to find money anytime.
@kevchua (1004)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 09
No matter what, some basic education is required to ensure you lead a useful life. There's no need to have a Ph.D. because it's not necessary. If you have the basic education (reading, writing and speaking), PLUS hard work and determination, and good contacts, you'll be able to earn a good income.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
While I was in college, we couldn't really afford my education. So I had to work at seventeen and eventually stopped pursuing my higher studies. This did not affect my ability to get good paying jobs, but among my frustrations is that I could not be promoted to a managerial or officer position because I was under-qualified education wise. I did try to go back to school, but could not stand sitting in class for two to three hours a day listening to a professor. I guess school never really agreed with me .
@blablablu (222)
• Indonesia
12 Nov 09
Hello Ice, This has been a really a popular subject in my country. I remembered the book by Robert Kiyosaki - Rich Dad, Poor Dad. I agree with some myLotter here that said it must go together. For me, education is an unseparated aspect from working (making money!). Let's say like this : There are person A and person B. Both finished High School at same class. B starts working immediately on an accounting office. Whilst A taking a one year course on accounting first. Then on 2nd year, both A and B work in the office. A position's lower than B (based on Experience). But on 3rd year, A began to step up his career and he has higher position now. It's all because A have a better understanding on accounting and the matter around it from one year accounting course. This is just a little example. Now on real life, if you see the people who said education is not important, I think they meant the formal education, not the "education" that produces "knowledge" itself. Because from what I know, most success people I know never stop educating themselves by learning a book, following seminar, discussing things with other, etc. I, myself, also thinks that formal education is not that necessary. The educational condition on my country makes me thinks like this. Our educational system is not that good, and yeah, I do attend school with primary purpose to get a license only, and I do my personal education everyday through internet, book, and discussion among other
• China
12 Nov 09
hi,icesnile!education is so important that it determines the prospect of individual as well as a nation in a large part.no education,then no progress of knowledge and technology.but in my opinion,making money is also a good choice to realize one's value.and if no one serve as businessmen,then knowledge and technology cannot be put into action,promoting human' life really and truelly.
• India
12 Nov 09
Education is the most important thing...... "VIDYADHANAM SARVA DHANAL PRADHANAM"
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
12 Nov 09
in the real life, they go together, ice. when a person is educated, more opportunities are open to him. and since he is educated, we presume that he has a better chance to success and make more money than uneducated people. there are a lot though who are less educated who have also succeeded. they depended on their guts and techniques in dealing with certain businesses. there are people who have less education but still they became rich because of their attitude and perseverance. to be rich? you have to have a mindset to it. ann
@boeyong (256)
• Malaysia
12 Nov 09
It actually depends on what you personally mean by "education" and there are many interpretations of what it is. It seems that what "education" does for people is changing all the time. It used to be when education taught us good morals and good moral judgment, obedience to parents and authorities and to an organized manner of life and to use those values in all our affairs, particularly our view of money and financial gain. And because of the way we are or were brought up, our perception of money depends on our upbringing and environment as well as our relationships we build up through the years. It used to be that as long as we put in an honest day's work, we WILL get an honest day's pay and that's how we make money. We never sear our conscience and our morals just to get rich. And so, there ARE many people (once upon a time), that are not "educated" (meaning they don't know much about reading and writing in a secular way), earned a decent income and even made a lot of money in business, and because they were not "educated", they were waiters, labourers, blue collar workers and work at anything that don't require "education". Some of them because modern day industrialists, bankers, big and powerful business people, because they knew how to invest in real estate and tangible assets like gold and so on. Coming back to the 21st century, we come across people who look at "paper qualifications" rather than actual hands-on experience. People nowadays want to be highly educated to make more money but there is a hidden catch. "Education" per se changed standards all the time. A CPA, for instance, 5 years, is a nobody today as trends and the ways of doing things, change and evolve. So, people spend considerable time and years chasing after paper qualifications, spending sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars to do so. Where did that money come from? From their hardworking illiterate parents who maybe sold iced lemonade to support them. And when the children graduate after the "hundred thousand dollar" education, what happens? They find themselves a job that pays them probably $5,000 a month, if they are lucky. Just do the math: If you have to repay your parents on $1,000 a month (don't think you can afford that), that would make 100's of months to pay back. I - I would rather build myself a business and make money and take whatever education that comes my way. It is cheaper and faster, especially now when the heavy dependence on computers and sophisticated software that makes you a god in no time. So the contention is clear - I would opt for making money. When I have money, even Ph D's can come my way because I have hands on experience which is always better.
@getbrowser (1715)
• China
11 Nov 09
Money or education - For the long run, it is wiser to choose education if one want to find a better job and enjoy a better life.
Believe it or not, for most situations, people with a better standard of education can earn more money than these with low standard of education. I have to say that more and more people regard education as a project that wates time and money. Yes, for some people, education means nothing but a waste of time because they can get nothing at last, so, some people choose to earn money instead of education. But for the long run, in my eyes, a better standard of education means high-paid iob, at least in my country, which is right completely. For keen competition, a better standard of education means that people can hold more chips than people who have no education backgrounds. Then, it is obvious that people with a better education background can find a better job.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
11 Nov 09
Hi there Ice Smile. I am a student at a master degree at the moment and i am struggle-ling to get a part time job that would allow me to make a little extra money but also be able to study. I am a bit disappointed so far because i only stumbled about crappy jobs that i could have taken up without my college diploma, and i am thinking i should get something a little better... I think both are important, regarding your question.
• United States
11 Nov 09
Hi, Ice! I think the greatest purpose of education is to open our minds to possibilities about which we could not have known otherwise. The includes opportunities for making money. Education can take us to heights beyond anything we dreamed before. As many people have to, I had to work my way through college, so the money-making got me the education. I learned that my true bliss came with teaching, which I understood all along would leave me without much money throughout my life. I still love it, and I'm still juggling to make ends meet. No amount of money could replace making my living doing something I truly love!
• Canada
11 Nov 09
I think education and money making go hand in hand for the most part. The better education you have, the more money you are able to make. Although, I disagree with that in some ways. Not everyone is smart in every school subject, yet they desire careers that require they complete an extensive class in that subject. It makes people unable to reach certain goals and dreams in their lives. I personally think the school system takes away childrens dreams and replaces them with a path to follow. This is why I do homeschooling, or correspondence. I don't like the classroom setting, being forced to learn certain things in certain ways, being forced to follow the same path as everyone else. I do believe education is good, but I think people should have more of a choice in what they should learn.
• China
11 Nov 09
As a student for 15 years,education is special for me,you maybe hate it,but it really worthy of what you lost.Money or education,I choose the education firstly.Education lead me a better and meaning life.Have a nice day
• United States
11 Nov 09
It took education to make money, to draw everything, to make and print the green ink, to have a machine to cut it square. Education goes into everything! Like a smile, the person had to learn how to smile, especially if they're depressed. But if you want to make money while working then that will be so good! Yay! I also hope you have a good life.
@MJay101 (711)
11 Nov 09
Although it is by no means the only function of education, some would say that those with better qualifications are more equipped to earn the big bucks! I value the education I received more for the creative and intellectual doors it opened, and if pushed to answer, I would conclude that education is more important.