What's the point of studying?

What's the point of studying if I am going to forget the most of what I've studied after exams?

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  • Passing your exams is important if you want to go to uni or look vaguely intelligent on job applications. Most of what we learn in school is a complete waste of time but sadly that's just how the system works.

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    • I was discussing this with a friend of mine who has a doctorate, tutors high school kids. She said what we usually fail to realise is it's not the content, it's the skills practice and learned, to be applied in other areas in real life. It's just never put that way to students. She gave the example of how writing her thesis has given her skills and a benchmark for other things in life, regardless of the information she obtained for it.

      I see what she's saying, but also think the system is fucking retarded and more set up to break kids so they conform. I feel like there was very little call for analysis skills. It was more memory and regurgitation.

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      • Yeah I agree with you.
        When I left high school I could write a damn good essay, recite pi and read music but had no clue about health, first aid, politics, finance, taxes, jobs, the law, human rights or life in general. How can kids leave school not knowing these things?

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        • Ugh.

          As someone who trained as an early childhood educator, it infuriates me how the system works. It's so soul crushing.

          Then, as an adult, it infuriates me how much we're thrown in the deep end, in all the ways you mention.

          I do not have ducks. Or a row. I have squirrels. And they're everywhere.

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        • One thing that should be taught in school is budgeting to prepare students for real life when they get a place of their own and have to pay rent utils phone clothes etc.

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      • I remember a lot of random shit from school but I tell you what, I really did benefit from how I was taught to put together notes, essays and outlines.

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      • I think the skill of being able to critically analyze things is very underrated.

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  • Studying is all about exercising your brain to acquire grammar skills, problem-solving skills etc. You wouldn’t want to go to a university with a 2nd grade level of education, right? You’d never pass.

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  • Knowledge has always been important to the survival and sustenance of humankind, books you study are written records of knowledge that helps you acquire skills, that will help you get a job and earn a living. However the modern system of education is BS, it is all business as educational institution gobble up money, sometimes people spend more money on education than they can gain working their whole life. Thedre are scholarships and stuffs, but thats not for all. Then there are exams, they don't teach anything new, test you based on what you already learned. But the fact is grades do not affect who you are, but do affect who you want to be. By misfortune many talented students due to circumstances might do bad in exams, while less talented ones (e.g. the ones who can just memorize even without understanding concepts) do good. So the less talented but privileged get all the opportunities, while the truly talented falls back just because of one mistake. And yes after exams most do indeed forget what they learned. Everyone deserves a fare chance, the modern business oriented educational system doesn't give that., also you have to study things that you will have no use in real life (say you want to study medicine, but geography is a compulsory subject in your educational institution, its a total waste of time). Emphasis should be shifted back to practical means of education and people should only be taught based on what career they want to go for, with the exception of two vital subjects, Language and Mathematics which always have application no matter what we do, in every day life, but other subjects that have nothing to do with the future career the student seeks should not be taught to them. We must not judge students by exam results, its BS that people judge merit based on a 2 hour exam result, merit should be judged based on the overall hard work, dedication and the will of the student and everyone should get the equal opportunity to prove themselves and try for the career they want...

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  • studying doesn't matter that much,ws degree does. you study coz you want the degree & any company will hire you coz of your degree not coz of your grades

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    • That's not true! Studying is not just for degree, okay? It is for gaining knowledge and also for fun. Some people may do it only for a degree, but I'm sure that many do it because they want to.

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    • Yes, the degree represents commitment. They're not looking for an underwater basketweaver, they're looking for a person who can see it through. Doesn't usually matter what the degree is.

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    • I personally have never endeavored to study that about which I have not felt a certain degree of passion and curiosity.

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  • Most of what school is is just memorizing stuff. The ones who excell are the ones who understand it and junk.

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  • To get to a better place in life economically and thus generally, or to learn facts that you find interesting.

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  • There is no point. Plenty of over-passes to live under. Just do opiates and drop off the radar. God will provide.

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  • you take up space

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  • Many moons ago during the industrial era, school curriculum was created to pump out factory workers who followed orders from a chain of command with no creative output. Cookie cutter people.
    Society has changed to where most of those skills arnt needed but still inforced anyway. Yes it’s a dumb way to “learn” but to some degree it is still effective.

    https://youtu.be/4EfV_LkAz9M

    Whoever downvoted me clearly likes conforming sheepel >.>

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  • What's the point of living

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  • Welcome to the story of my life

    Except if i studied i would have accomplished my dream to be a pilot not an aircraft engineer

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