If you are in your final year of high school (EGB, Preparatoria) you are in a moment in your life that you must to make important decisions. One of these decisions concerns learning or studying. But let’s take a step back first. Some students are not as concerned about what to study as they are thinking about a much more basic question: Do I want to continue learning?
There will also be many of you who dropped out of school a few years ago. You have not studied and now you feel the desire to exercise or to exercise, learn new things or challenge yourself intellectually. And they ask themselves the same question: what do I want to learn? I want to learn?
The reasons for deciding that now is not the right time to study can be varied, from financial to motivational reasons. Some examples we hear often are:
- I can’t find a job that completely convinces me and I don’t want to invest so much time in money, in something that I’m not 100% sure about.
- I better start working. So I can buy more things and pay off my debts.
- Studying is very expensive and I can be left with huge debts after graduation. What if i don’t make enough to pay for later?
- I don’t feel like being in a controlled system and doing housework every day. It was enough with elementary and secondary school.
- A title is not a guarantee of good income.
- The job market values work experience more than degrees.
- I want to take a year to travel and do things that I enjoy.
As you can see, some of these arguments relate to temporary arguments. You might want to study, but now is not the right time because you don’t know what you want to do with your life, you want to enjoy a year of freedom or because you have to pay off your debts first.
In these cases, it may be wise to take a year to work, travel, think, or whatever you need to do and decide on a course of study a year later.
With the other arguments that are undoubtedly valid, it is important that you also understand the benefits that studying can have for you.
Advantages of learning:
- Studying at a university will help you develop your professional career and general culture. Regardless of which profession you choose, in your academic years you will get to know unfamiliar topics, talk to people with different points of view and learn to structure your arguments and opinions well. You will acquire tools that will be very useful throughout your life.
- With a college degree …