Is academic education necessary?
December 11, 2006 6:05am CST
Most guys thinks academic education is not necessary and they get out of schools and colleges even before completing it. I think education is a necessary thing. Do you think education at least up to degree is necessary? If yes or no why?
• United States
26 Feb 07
I think academic education is very much required. In this world of competetion it is very difficult to earn a living without proper education. Some guys might be able t earn and some become rich when they are into business but not everyone is lucky enough. It is good to play safe sometimes. And educatin provides us with all the security.
26 Feb 07
I also agree that education provides us security. I think education also helps in developing personality and patience and helps to grow charachter in people. I think almost try to get academic education as far as possible. I know a person who is 52 years old still studying through weekend classes and open university.
1 Feb 07
I think that every person should stay at school as long as they are capable of doing the work, or until they get a job with prospects. Not everyone has the ability, talent or desire to go on to University and that is okay as long as they are working to their capacity as well as happy doing that. For many years here in Australia, all secondary students were encouraged to go to University and in fact they were often told that without a degree, they would be nothing and get nowhere in life. This is simply not true at all amd as a result of this we now have a shortage of skilled tradesmen in certain fields. As an example, our son went to University and 3 years into his 4 years course told us it wasn't for him, although he was prepared to stay and finish the course. We discussed it and accepted his decision as he was an adult at the time. So he left without finishing his degree but as soon as he left University he did obtain a job. He worked very hard, and long hours, for 5 years and saved as much as he could. He then went overseas, worked there as well as travelled and never once touched his money here in Australia. He returned home for 7 months, worked long hours again and then went off to see some more of the world. Again the money he earned here stayed here and wasn't used while overseas. Now he is home again for a few months, working long hours but earning the money. In a couple of months he will be off again because he has been sponsored by one of his employers he had while overseas. So, no it is the ability to work and the willingness to work hard that is the criteria for getting on in this world. There are many people like our son who will achieve despite the fact that they don't have a degree. Our son also has friends who are the same. Two of them also didn't complete their degrees and both of them now have their own businesses and are doing exceptionally well. The third one completed his degree and is also working but is not as happy as the other 3 are and nor does he earn the same amount of money that they do.
• United States
9 Jan 07
I think it all depends on what you plan to do with your life. I have a friend who has a master's degree as a speech therapist. She has always been extremely smart. She married a guy who didn't even graduate from high school and never even got his GED. She got a good job at a school district and makes very good money. He got a job as a coal truck driver and makes almost double what she makes. Yes, it's a dirty job. But he'll occasionally comment to her that their kids don't need to go to college because he's making more money than she is. I also think that it's easier for a guy, if he's planning to do manual labor, to not get a degree. But for a girl, if she ever wants anything other than a minimum wage job, she almost has to have a degree. It's sad, but true.