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    Say you weren't allowed to do a degree or profit from education and had to work in dead end jobs (this seems to be my situation as I can't go to uni with my mental health problems and autism). Would you bother making an effort to educate yourself, for its own sake?

    Or is education simply something to do to improve relationship and financial prospects?

    I mean, for millions of years humans and their ancestors just ate and ****ed, and this appears to be the motivation behind education nowadays too - get more money, be more attractive, **** and have kids. Does education for its own sake have any real value?
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    Haha that **** part made me laugh but it's true. However, I do believe that yes education does have a real value. It helps you understand concepts which might seem insignificant at first, but in the long run they help you visualise a different perspective on life. Knowledge help you develop ideas and open up your mind. We're talking about a significant quantity of knowledge here. The more you know, the more likely you are to help humanity and grow as an individual. And let's be honest, who does not like being above average regarding intelligence?
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    I would not, but I got mates which definitely would, cuz they love their subjects
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    No. You can learn everything you can learn at university from books and online resources. Harvard, in particular, have fantastic free degree learning online.


    The only reason to get a degree is to get a piece of paper saying you've learnt some stuff. It's not worth 40k of debt.



    Knowledge & education are very important but university is only important if you need the paper at the end of it.


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    No, I'm too poor to 'study for knowledge'. I need to have at least something coming out on the other side, or I might as well be just be stuck working in some dead retail job or on benefits.

    I think that partly explains why relatively fewer students from low income backgrounds apply for arts/humanities degrees.
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
    No. You can learn everything you can learn at university from books and online resources. Harvard, in particular, have fantastic free degree learning online.


    The only reason to get a degree is to get a piece of paper saying you've learnt some stuff. It's not worth 40k of debt.



    Knowledge & education are very important but university is only important if you need the paper at the end of it.


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    My headteacher once said to me 'you can be the brightest, most knowledgeable person but if you don't have that paper to show it, you're worth **** all'
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    i'd learn to fill in the emptiness i'd have in my days, and just the getting to the school/uni is good enough for me because i can meet other people and socialise.
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    (Original post by Serine Soul)
    My headteacher once said to me 'you can be the brightest, most knowledgeable person but if you don't have that paper to show it, you're worth **** all'
    Unfortunately, that's quite true!
 
 
 
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