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Posted September 17th, 2011 at 02:00 AM by Zaspien
Updated September 17th, 2011 at 11:31 PM by Zaspien (Added the correct category - 'Uncategorized' is so ugly, dontcha' think?)

Don't ask me why the title is what it is, I had a mental block on what to put XD

Okay, so I've been thinking about education, learning, studying, etc. and I was trying to think about the main reasons why people choose to study (and by this I mean choose to go onto College/Universities - not compulsory education). I mean, for one thing there's money in it in the future as people who go to University are more likely to be paid more in the future than people who don't. But I still want to know the biggest reason why people simply choose to go on to further education. What do you guys think?

As for me: I think that self-motivation is the biggest reason people - at least me anyway - go on to further education. I want to learn more about what I'm interested in (notice the key word 'want') and If you want to do something, you end up doing it and doing it pretty well. Money is cool, but if I didn't want to go to university/college then I wouldn't. That's why some people I know who were not motivated and simply went in there for the sake of going dropped out very quickly.

Anyway, I'm rambling. What are your opinions? I would be interested to know!
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    but if I didn't want to go to university/college then I wouldn't.
    I'm glad someone else thinks this. I think a lot of people go to further education because they feel obliged to, not because they particularly want to.
    Posted September 17th, 2011 at 03:40 AM by Gold warehouse Gold warehouse is offline
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    Originally Posted by Vendak View Comment
    I'm glad someone else thinks this. I think a lot of people go to further education because they feel obliged to, not because they particularly want to.
    I actually know people who have been to university because they felt obliged to and only one out of the six I know stayed all the way; not to mention even the one who stayed all the way through said that he would have been better not going.
    Posted September 17th, 2011 at 05:34 AM by Zaspien Zaspien is offline
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    Makes me glad I've decided not to go then!

    Apart from the pressure put on by family etc. colleges and schools put pressure on people as well. A lot of school sixth forms practically disregard you if you say you aren't going to uni; whilst my college isn't quite that bad, they still put a lot of emphasis on applying to uni and if you don't want to go you're just put in a corner and told to research on potential jobs.
    Posted September 17th, 2011 at 06:10 AM by Gold warehouse Gold warehouse is offline
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    I think it's not just for the money.. but rather for the opportunity and to fulfill someone's goals. There's only so much you can learn in highschool.. and if you wanted to pursue any sort of skills trade or specific career goals you definitely need post education (uni or college.) Especially if you need certification for that job.

    Unfortunately, I believe that many people go to school to escape the realities of real life. Or just to cruise on by using school to scrape money from the government year after year.

    However, you can be successful without having to go to University or College, you just need to have clear goals in mind and a realistic plan to get there. An internship is also a good alternative to bridge that gap.
    Posted September 17th, 2011 at 01:31 PM by Kura Kura is offline
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    I wanted to go to college because I wanted to learn more things. Didn't feel like I learned a whole lot in high school. I guess I also felt like it was just "the next thing to do" after high school, but I also wanted to prove to myself that I could actually do well in school.
    Posted September 17th, 2011 at 01:57 PM by Esper Esper is offline
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    @Vendak: I'm also glad that somebody at least follows their feelings. If some people don't want to move on to further education then they don't have to feel obliged to do it. The way universities are portrayed nowadays is that you go there for n years and come out being this smarter person. There's no mention of the hard work and dedication which I'm sure is involved when attending.

    I also think it's very unfair that sixth forms disregard people who don't want to go to universities because there are infinite reasons a that may affect a person and cause them not to go.

    @Kura: Your last sentence just summarised everything that I've been thinking when it comes to this subject. You don't need university to be successful (although it would be nice); just clear goals, realistic plans and - I'll add one more - motivation.

    @Scarf: That's a very good point that you made, however it still comes under the fact that you are motivated to learn so you will still do well in the universities, don't you think?
    Posted September 17th, 2011 at 11:30 PM by Zaspien Zaspien is offline
 

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