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Is it important to go to school or should one just rely on talent?

  1. Anjili profile image81
    Anjiliposted 5 years ago

    Is it important to go to school or should one just rely on talent?

    Educational research reveals that only one third of Americans proceed to University.

  2. AuniceReed profile image77
    AuniceReedposted 5 years ago

    In my opinion, people should make it a priority to get education beyond high school. I think it really makes a difference, as it exposes you to much more than the simple basics: readin' writin' & arithmetic. At the bare minimum, you'll learn how to think critically, which is essential but seriously lacking in our nation's schools. There are also study abroad opportunities where you get the chance to work and learn about other cultures first hand.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 5 years ago

    No matter what a person eventually ends up doing for a living there is a certain amount of education or ability to think and reason intelligently required to get ahead in the world.
    There are no guarantees in life.
    Someone could get a Masters Degree and end up working in retail and another person might drop out of high school and become a world famous entertainer ( John Travolta, Beyonce, Al Pacino..etc) or college drop outs who became billionaire entrepreneurs such as Michael Dell of Dell Computers, Steven Jobs of Apple Computers, Bill Gates of Microsoft, Mark Zukerman of Facebook.
    There are other instances where people have started their own local businesses,invented something, or wrote a best selling book….etc
    Truth be told (most people don’t end up becoming multi-millionaires regardless of their educational level). In addition to education one needs ambition, determination, perseverance, and a little luck for things to fall into place. Almost every success story has a period where all seemed lost and the individual persisted. Most of us give up our dreams along the way.

    1. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said.

  4. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    If we only relied on talent, we would have a lot of idiots wandering around. And it seems we already do...

    1. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are right. Ignorance can also be very expensive

    2. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Don't move to Texas. All the illegal people will irritate you as well.

    3. Anjili profile image81
      Anjiliposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Illegal as in?

    4. lburmaster profile image83
      lburmasterposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Coming here illegally.

  5. Cassandra Goduti profile image61
    Cassandra Godutiposted 5 years ago

    Education is very important,because like a business, you are willing to invest the money and the time into yourself. There are so many glass ceilings you have to be prepared.

  6. Maria Price profile image55
    Maria Priceposted 5 years ago

    Everyone must go to college. Talent alone is not sufficient to see you through difficult times. A degree is especially true in fields like business, medicine, engineering, computers, where it's difficult to even get a decent job without one. It’s not just talent, but your degree, along with the skills and experience gained during college years, that'll separate and make you stand out from the rest of the pack. I've also contemplated about going to college after high school and it California College of San Diego reviews that made me realize the importance of college education. It's great if you're talented, but that shouldn’t stop you from completing your college education!
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