In the modern world getting an education is the most important but debatable issue. Some people believe that it is essential to be intelligent and educated, whereas others think that education is a waste of time because of the existence of self-education resources. Whether to have any education or not is an individual decision.
It seems to me that it is important to get either basic or higher education. To begin with, basic knowledge makes people more erudite in various matters. Also, school education gives people the minimum of knowledge, skills and abilities they need in life. During school, children grow up, socialize, learn basic sciences and the essential attainments. Moreover, if people go after school to get a higher professional education, then they can be sure that it will be easier for them to find a well-paid job.
In particular, a lot of employees prefer to hire employers who have a higher education because they have more work experience than people without it.
However, there is an opposing opinion. Some people prefer getting self-education which can include all the necessary professional basics while eliminating the student overload with unnecessary information. Firstly, people do not have enough time to prepare for school or high-school lessons, and self-education is the best way of saving people’s time. Secondly, professional education usually is expensive, and many people cannot afford to get new knowledge.
Despite the arguments mentioned above, I still believe that being educated is crucial for contemporary society. At first, there are many different institutions that offer students convenient schedule and forms of education. The professional stream is optional in these universities. Besides, people have a chance to get grants for free education available by the government.
To sum it all up, I would like to say that there are two different opinions on this issue, but I am convinced that all people should be educated. Everybody must know basic science and possess basic skills for their life and future job.