Why you should care about school

I arrive at school each day with notebooks in both arms, and I’m excited. That is, until I see some of you treating all of this like a joke. Lately, I’ve become fed up with many of you who go to school each day and spend the hours unproductively by making fun of teachers, intentionally tuning out lessons, and failing tests because you think it’s “funny.” You keep saying you act like this because you just “don’t care.” Don’t you realize how damaging that will be later in life? I feel it’s important to remind people of all the benefits received from taking advantage of the education they’ve been provided with. Just imagine how much better life will turn out if you keep working hard for just a little while longer.

Firstly, and most important to many, you’ll simply get more money. Employers look for people with a high-quality education, those who were over-achievers during their academic years. There is currently a shortage of people who fit those qualifications, especially for profitable occupations. Most better-paying positions require less hard labor and involve more brain power. This means you don’t have to work as hard, and you get better pay. Isn’t that wonderful? All you have to do is be willing to devote a small amount of your time to learning, and you’re destined to a rich, stress-free life. The more you take advantage of your education, the easier it is to get a high-paying and easier job. With a good education, you also are closer to achieving your dream career. No matter what field you want to work in, even if you’re wishing to dedicate your life to sports, your education has an important role in getting you where you’d like to be.

The children who goof off and backsass teachers may seem “cool” and have lots of friends at the moment, but in a few years they’ll be friendless, with only their generous parents to confide in. After all, adults are naturally drawn to those who care about their work and are wanting to learn more each day. Intellect and motivation are what form friendships for adults, not a half-witty comment made to your math teacher. Socializing and bonding are important for people and keep people functioning properly. To find quality friends, you’ll need to work hard now to get to the place in life you want to be in and find people you share your motivation and interests. Nobody wants to befriend the lazy, rude manchild who can’t keep a job for more than a week straight.

Something many people complain about is that school takes up too much of their lives. If you work hard, you’ll find the truth to be quite the opposite. You’ll have more time for fun now, and for the rest of your life. You still have weekends to spend with friends and late afternoons. Once you’re over with school, you won’t have to work too hard or stress since you’ve already put in the effort to get as far as you did. If you currently strive to finish work during class or focus on the lessons, you won’t have much to do outside of school.

I can’t find any downsides in taking advantage of your education. Your life is very important, and you should live it to the fullest. Working hard, studying hard, and caring are going to be what guides your life. It’s best to start now before it’s too late.