Like it or not, school helps out in life
October 4, 2018 By:MHS Piper
By Brooklyn Flint
There is a huge misconception that school ruins teenager’s creativity and doesn’t teach them anything that will help them in life; but I highly disagree. This argument has been very popular for many years, ranging from Youtube, Facebook, real life gossip and conversations, and many other social media platforms. Many people feel that education should focus on life, jobs, college, and more mature topics.
That, however is exactly what they are focusing on. There are many examples that prove how much school helps someone’s performance in life.
First of which is high school teaches students social skills. Communication is needed every single day when talking to either teachers, other students, or staff members. Being social, in my opinion, is one of the most important things to learn in life. It will help with job interviews, pitching ideas to a team, meeting new people, and learning to voice opinions in a informative way.
There won’t always be someone to help a struggling student when they have entered the real world. Eventually, that person will have to learn their own life skills and adapt to the growing environment around them.
According an article on LinkedIn, The Importance of School, they made a very good point about education. “Education is very important if you want to be a self dependent person. It helps you become financially independent but that is not all. Education also makes you wiser so that you can make your own decisions,” Mohamed Reda said. This statement goes to show how important being self dependent is. Without it, we would constantly depend on the people around to choose our path in life.
Another thing school helps with is being creative. There are dozens of artistic activities at almost every single high school. Journalism, art, writing, music, acting, sports, and dance are some of the many ways that students can express themselves. Even if someone is just doodling in class, their mind is still getting that creative outlet. Art can help with many things in life. It allows teenagers to figure out who they are, what they want to do in life, and what they like to do for fun when they aren’t working.
School also helps people learn. This one seems almost obvious, but it is constantly ignored when addressing how school helps teenagers in the long run. In every single class, learning is required. When a student is studying, they are learning how to remember important information and how to stay focused on a topic. When testing, they learn how to stay in a quiet workspace and use their studying tips to refresh their memory. When doing a group project, they learn how to collaborate and meet an assigned deadline. These are some of the things high school students learn every single day and don’t even realize it.
Students are constantly learning new and useful tools to prepare them for the real world. Even if people beg to differ and say that school doesn’t help you at all, there are plenty of facts all that prove them otherwise.
Since when did school become such a bad thing to like? For hundreds of years, humans have begged to learn so they could be a helping hand in society and stand for empowerment. If people tried to appreciate school just a little bit more, maybe we could all be something greater.