Is college worth the time, effort?


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During the middle of the semester, students are in the process of studying for midterms, team projects and have headaches from studying too much.

In the midst of all this stress, some start to question if college is even worth the effort.

Many students believe that we don’t need it because there have been billionaires who have been able to make it without a single degree. However, not many can gain the skills that will help them in the real world without an education.

The real question we have to ask ourselves during the process of getting a higher education is if we will be successful. People can choose to be successful if they have the drive, but college comes in handy when you need real like skills and practice to find future jobs.

Yes, college is worth it if you have the drive and time to succeed. It drives you to the right path. During this path you realize your potential, you figure out your dreams and goals.

The level of education is often paramount to future success, according to Very Well Health. A college degree shows that people have a drive and commitment to learning, applying information, ideas, theories and formulas to achieve a variety of tasks and goals.

Here are some reasons why college continues to be worth the effort:

Being connected to the world

Education helps people understand the world around as a whole and how it works by allowing students to interact with other people and refine communication skills and teamwork.

Better careers

Students who finish college tend to have more meaningful and interesting jobs. No matter what career you choose, students will need to learn procedures, information and skills related to their career choice.

College graduates live longer

Studies indicate that educated people have a longer life expectancy and they tend to lead a healthier lifestyle. Most of them understand the importance of a healthy diet and lifestyle, enabling them to make healthy choices, according to Edu Zenith.

Karen Limones can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @limoneska.