Passion is Everything that you Should have to Pursue Education
This is perhaps the least-accepted reason, culturally, to pursue higher education. Some hold that the time and financial investment of post-secondary school should only be pursued with practical, concrete career goals in mind. However, pursuing our passions is an extremely important component of a healthy, well-lived life.
With that degree, I can show that I worked hard. With the education that led up to that degree, I am a better thinker and writer. Just as important, I think, is that I spent four years of my life immersed in something I love and realizing that I want to incorporate it in how I behave and what I do throughout my life. My studies have influenced how I treat others and the work I do for Good Choices Good Life – incorporating important philosophical concepts into practical decision-making advice. We can figure out ways to apply our passions as we pursue them.
“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”
William Butler Yeats
Education is not only a tool for making money – it can be good for our hearts and souls as well, and help us figure out how we want to live. On top of the well-being that comes with pursuing a passion through higher education, one gets the additional benefits mentioned above, making it not only fulfilling, but very practical as well.
One’s choice of school and program will depend largely on what he or she seeks to gain from higher education, but before a person can make a good choice in this area, it’s necessary to know about the different options available. In Part 2, we’ll go over several different types of programs in detail. Then, in Part 3, we’ll cover many considerations one should keep in mind when choosing a program.