Sometimes I feel... isn't youth more important than becoming a hot shot lawyer or banker or doctor?
The age in which you are slaving away working are supposed to be some of the best years of your life, right? Especially for women who only get to be beautiful when they're young.
What's the point of being locked up away somewhere in some office working long hours and having only weekends to look forward to.
Most Helpful Guy
the funny thing is, that I feel like this is what life is only in the Americas: Canada, USA, and maybe some European countries. the problem is that our societies believe in attaining more money so we can afford things. Where school, and work are the main importance of our lives. which in turn make our lives shitty.
A lot of European countries are different. they don't focus so much on business and working 9-5 or 9+ hour days, some have better minimum wage. plus this kind of life makes it more difficult to find love, friendships, and meaningful things in life. it stops us from learning about other parts of the world and travelling.
is it a better life? no it is not. if work is the focus of life, than I think the country needs re-evaluation.0
Most Helpful Girl
I do partially agree with your statement. I think education is important, as the better education level you have, the better chance you can be something big and make good money, and have a good living.
But I also think it should not be so much that it starts to affect a young adult's life to the point where they can't have fun.
I work in a bookstore, about 4 months ago, a mother came into the the store looking for an SAT book that's more geared towards 8th graders. An SAT practice book... for an 8th grader? I told her we didn't have anything like an SAT book of that level, but we did have workbooks for 8th graders. I as kind of confused on why she would really want her kid to be practicing for the SAT that her kid won't have to take till he/she is in their junior year of high school. That's 3 years away. Recently after that, I learned that there as someone big in the school district that suggested kids start studying for the SAT around their middle school years.
That's ridiculous. Okay, it's important that a teen may spend a little time reviewing things like vocab maybe over the summer while they are not in school, but they don't need to be doing SAT stuff on an active basis until their sophmore year of high school at the earliest.
Kids shouldn't be stuck at home studying all the time, they need some time to have fun, to socialize, and to explore who they are.
On a similar note, it seems these days it is expected of high schoolers (or at least where I live it's expected) for them to know exactly what they want to do, and start preparing by taking courses relating to it in their late high school years. Most colleges want you to proclaim your major when you go in, and some don't like it if you change mid year. hen you'r a teenager, in high school or fresh out of it, you're not going to know what they heck you want to do. You may think you do, but most truly don't.
It's important to not only focus on education, but to meet people and explore different backgrounds, so you know whats out there.
Yes, education is a vital thing, but it should not completely block out exploring, and getting to know more about other people and yourself.0