Many people spend more than half of their earthly life on learning / education plus a good amount of their parents earning to get good education. Sadly they could not enjoy long after getting the desire education as life is too brief.
The cost is worth it IF students invest real time and real energy; IF students make meaningful and authentic efforts to learn and to get the most out of every education dollar they spend.
Unfortunately, most students try to "game" the system; try to find shortcuts; try to figure out how they can "pass" a course or get their degree with the least possible amount of their energy and time expended.
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