As I was finishing my 3-hour chemistry exam, I thought to myself why am I here? What is the end goal here?
As I thought about it more and more, I realised that there were no practical uses for the information that I was taking in. I didn’t need to know how molecules work or about imaginary numbers that don’t even exist in the real world.
So maybe there is no point, there is no use for school. But that’s only true if you think it is. If you see school as a waste of time, that is exactly what it will be.
There are hundreds and thousands of teenagers who go to school just because they are forced to. These people drop out or leave the moment they are allowed to because they receive no value from the time that is used up.
The key is to invest instead of spend. As teenagers, school takes up around 6 hours of our day 5 times a week. If we say you have 200 school days, that is around 1200 hours of time you are spending at school.
The 1200 hours you are at school could be worthless if you spend it. But if you are investing it, the amount of value you receive from that time is HUGE. What I mean by finding value is finding ways schools can improve you as a person mentally and physically.
Learning how to problem solve, research or to execute big projects in a group environment or the ability to handle stress. These are the types of value I, myself aim to receive out of my 1200 hours.
So how will you use your 1200 hours?