From a very young age, we're taught or under the assumption that in an academic environment, the teacher is always right. We never seem to question this concept until we reach middle school or high school when our adolescent years come storming in and giving us the irresistible urge to question authority. However, this is an age where we're also the most naive. It's only when we grow a bit older and gain a better sense and understanding of the world that we start to see things as they truly are.
I'm about 3 months into my first year of university and I've learned a lot so far. This list is to give people going into college or university some things to be wary about when picking where to go and to try and bust a couple myths people tell you when going to university.
If you've ever played the board game, "The Game of Life." You'll know that the first thing that you'll stumble across is a decision to either, "STOP, GO TO COLLEGE" or just start working. The cute little characters and the joy of being able to go through adorable little scenarios makes everything seem so simple in the world when it's on a game board. And when it comes to the happily ever after part of our brains where we think all of our dreams can come true, we welcome into our heads the impossible realm of fantasy that's alive and active in today's society. It's certainly one of my favorite games, but maybe when it came to stopping to go to college in the real game of life, I can say maybe I was a little too naïve to predestine my calling in life.
According the a survey by consumer watchdog Which?, a quarter of British adults could only afford Christmas by borrowing. Three in twenty are still paying off debts from Christmas 2012 and four in ten adults admitted to using credit cards to buy essentials such as food during the festive period. According to a separate study, Britons have an average credit card debt of just under £3,000. It is estimated that over 2.5 million adults will take longer than six months to clear the debt they accumulated from their Christmas spending. Assuming you had an average level of credit card debt, what would be the cheapest card to use to pay down that debt? With credit card providers falling over themselves to offer ultra-long interest-free balance transfer deals, here we will look at which credit card would provide the cheapest way to clear this level of debt.
In high school, many of us read the same books or worked from a similar reading list, and there is a good reason for this: these books have had a large impact on society and its functions. These books aren't just worth reading so we can pass our assignments, they are more important than that because certain books can expand our minds and broaden our view of the world around us.
Crafting a business is no walk in the park, but neither is choosing a good gift for that entrepreneurial friend of yours. Don't stress over it too much, it doesn't have to be something super worthwhile and meaningful. While assisting in their business is an obvious, yet overused notion, one must turn to their intellect when shopping for the intellectually savant.