Florian K.
Professional Teacher
Is education a guarantee to success?              

In most countries, having a University degree is a must in order to get a decent wage and equal access to opportunities. This is especially true in countries that have high competition. I have known a lot of students pursue their master's degree or Ph.D. even overseas. With years of studying and learning, you can land a good job and a high salary. But in recent years, there has been a debate about this. The reason is that a lot of the most successful men and women are actually University dropouts. Big names in their respective industries such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, and Steve Jobs. In China, Jack Ma ( founder of Alibaba) experienced numerous rejections before making it big because it is quite difficult to get a good job if you did not graduate from the top 10 universities.

I still believe that education is quite important but it certainly cannot guarantee success. Success depends on bigger factors than the knowledge we acquire in school and the diplomas that we hold.

May 23, 2019 12:48 PM
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The basic rule is that you should be good at what you Do. Also connections are always helpful. 
May 23, 2019

Sadly, due to the narrow mindedness  of our societies, when the word "education" is said, people by default think about the alma maters of an individual. But "education", as a mean of empowering people, is not only limited to the boundaries of school, college and university. Education doesn't only mean gaining knowledge from books, internet and research papers, but an educated person is one who knows how, where and when to use their knowledge by keeping their wisdom upfront. 

In general, we say that the people who can't read and write are uneducated, but you know what, most of the time it is those so called educated people who often destroy and devastate this world untold amount of time, not those uneducated people. So, for me, those people who ONLY think of themselves and keep barging about Humanity and peace just to pretend that they care, but do most of the plunders and blunders, are THE most uneducated people irrespective of their educational degrees. 

Lastly, education is not only to get into an educational institution, getting a degree and earning money thereafter, but education should be to empower our mind in proper way so that we can distinct and discriminate NOT between people but between good and bad! 

A saga of education-- perceived and presented by Troglodyte!:D

May 23, 2019
First, education is a very broad concept, not simply a university degree.
Second, it might be true that a Uni degree does not guarantee success in the long run, however, it is something that an HR in a company may first consider when a grad applies for the first job right after graduation (unless he is talented and reckless enough to drop out and start a business like those Big Names).
May 23, 2019
Florian, in Russia degrees do not matter much. Most of Russians have a degree and this doesn't make them all skilled:) At the moment my career doesn't depend on my papers but only on my talent, knowlege and expereince. Irina described it well:) This situation is very comfortable to many of my freinds. 

It can be the same in certain fields in other countries as well: my friends who work as electonics engineers in the USA in have never been asked about their degrees by any of their employers. They are just known to be able to design electronic devices well:)))

And there are people who want to impose various sertification procedures in Russia or make work those which don't work. I perfectly see how these efforts are harmful for people like me and things like what I love to do..... But it is not a "honest" analyzis until I considered another side. Another side is "mass production". Mass production needs things to be predictable. 

Mass production helps with quick industrialization of a country  but it lacks flexibility ...
May 23, 2019
It's not a guarantee to success. I see many people thinking that they would be successful just because they graduated from a good university. However, it's not true at all. What is really important is not where you graduate but what you learn. You could be successful without university if you learn something by yourself, and you could be unsuccessful if you just pursue degrees and don't actually learn what you need. Universities give you good opportunities to learn, so you should make use of them.
May 23, 2019
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Florian K.
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, Other
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Finnish, Other