Prompt #9: Write about how important I think education is.
As I am a college student, at 25, I think education is very important. Not just for me, but to every young person out there. Even to the older people. You are never too old to learn something new.
A part of me always thought you had to go to school to learn, to gain knowledge of the world around you; as if that was the only way to learn. Over the years, my views have changed. A high school diploma has the exact same merit of a GED. There is no difference, as I once thought there was. A college degree is worth more, but you do not have to have one to excel in your field. As long as you have training, you can excel anywhere. Sure, most companies prefer a college degree and it does look good on paper, but I know people who are in high positions within their company, whom do not possess a college degree.
That is why the saying about book smarts and street smarts is completely true. You can only learn so much from a book. A book telling me how to edit a novel is not the same thing as going out and actually editing said novel. You can read all you want about customer service, but until you have been in a situation where you need to be nice to the rudest person you have encountered that day, that book means nothing. You have to be able to smile and talk with sincerity, and that is something a book cannot teach you. You cannot get empathy from a book. Book smarts is not everything, nor is street smarts. They go hand in hand with even the simplest of things.
For young minds, education is one of the most important things. While their minds are still shaping, it teaches them things adults have forgotten. When you’re an adult, some things come naturally. When you’re a kid, everything is new and what you learn could stick with you for life. My love for reading came at an early age. However, my love for cursive did not. To this day, it is still something I do not care for. Haha. Seriously though, I can’t write cursive to save my life. I will never understand why it was taught to me in 3rd grade!