Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 9: How important I think Education is?

...despite the odd wording of that question for today's challenge request, I must continue.

Yes, I have been MIA for sometime. I've been "away" in spirit, attending to matters of the mind and heart. The thing is I actually have a penchant for writing but I can't seem to do it on here consistently. I find myself constantly distracted by everything in general but nothing in particular. But no excuses today, let's get on with it. So how important do I think education is?

Well, it depends. First, let's take a look at famous drop-outs:

Microsoft, Bill Gates.
G.O.O.D Music, Kanye West
Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg
CNN, Ted Turner (was actually expelled)*
Oil Magnate, Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi

Second, notice that most  of the prominent and successful drop-outs out there are men!

So unless you have a million dollar idea; you have the personal drive, zeal, or motivation to fight for your dreams; you have an extraordinary talent; you are an heiress; you marry into money; or you win the lottery, I suggest you sit your ass in school and get that degree because your wits/parchment are pretty much all you've got going for you.

But don't be discouraged if you haven't cracked the next algorithm to give us the world's super computer or if the world has not discovered your melodious voice which puts Beyonce's/Mariah Carey's/J-Hud's voice to shame. You, just keep on trying where you are. One day na one day, the world will find you. But until then, go to school. You can even pretend like you're learning something while you're at it.  

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Reference:
* - Wikipedia

5 comments:

Ginger said...

Hahaha. When i saw you list the famous drop outs i thought you were about to go the 'its not that important' route. Thank you for putting it in perspective. You drop out when you have an ideal bigger than your education. When you have a passion about something that will/can make the world sit up. not because you don't feel like reading.

LE DYNAMIQUE PROFESSEUR said...

"But don't be discouraged if you haven't cracked the next algorithm to give us the world's super computer or if the world has not discovered your melodious voice which puts Beyonce's/Mariah Carey's/J-Hud's voice to shame. You, just keep on trying where you are."

Now, that's motivation right there... Good words Sis :)

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- LDP

Laurenta said...

rightly said

Yankeenaijababe said...

Now I am laughing so much that everyone is wondering what I read. Girl, just talked about Bill Gates with my hubby and how he's a drop out but why are they all men...Why now? Girl today's generation and the upcoming one, not just going school but studying something that would allow for a future o, I mean job security like Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, LAW, Accounting, you know werin I mean.lol

Have a good one girl, missed ya blog.

Anya Posh said...

Ginger, LOL...not everyone should use bill gates drop-out story as a benchmark. he grew up with computers!

Le dynamique Prof, thank you! I voted and hope you win the Blog Awards!

Laurenta, yup!

Yankee9jababy, yes you're on point with people picking professional degrees o. this economy is too volatile these days to study 'mass comm' or 'classical studies' without a serious back up plan.