You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or
a member of our military? You’re going toneed a good education for every single one of those
careers. You can’tdrop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it. (Barack Obama)
Do you believe in the benefits of engaging in
different activities/experiences or do you think that education should always
be a young person’s priority?
is always important for younger people but it shouldn’t be the number one
priority. School can only teach you a bit about life, so you have to use other
resources to obtain experience and knowledge to overcome life obstacles. The
more you know and the more information you learn inside and outside school, the
better. As Obama says in the quote, “you’ve got to work for it and train for it
and learn for it”.
course no one can learn everything in life, but if you want to pursue something
more specific, you should try and learn the most about it. You can travel, read
books about it, workshadow or even do an internship. The latter – workshadowing
and doing an internship - will give you the most knowledge if you already know
what you want. When you apply for another job, you can write on your resume
about that internship or whatever you did to gain skills, and they will
probably value you more for that, so you will have more chances of being
conclude, my advice to you is, while you are studying, try to do different
things to gain experience in life, and even after you start working, keep on
learning, about your area and still more!
Escuro, de Ana Luísa Amaral, é um extraordinário livro onde se reflete sobre a literatura e sobre as inquietações do nosso tempo e do nosso quotidiano, e onde surge, com grande fulgor, um diálogo polifónico com Fernando Pessoa e o seu drama em gente. Porque «O lume que as sustenta, / a estas vozes, / é mais de dentro, e eu não o sei dizer».