Study? What for?

In the title of the article, a seemingly banal question is posed - why study? Indeed, you will not surprise anyone with studies today, there are more students in our country than ever, among friends, it's not uncommon for people with two or even higher educations, and different courses can not be counted as such. But is everything so beautiful and smooth with education? Why do learning problems cause so much controversy and mutually exclusive judgments? Let's try to understand this a little.

In the title of the article, a seemingly banal question is posed - why study?

The first thing that catches your eye is the very interesting answers of young people to the question posed by us - why study? To receive the diploma; a friend went to college, and I with him; to have a respite from the army; my mother (or father) advised me; all of the class went to study. Stop, stop, stop! All this is good, right, but no answer speaks of the main goal of learning about the knowledge, skills, skills that a person receives as a result of training. Or is this not the main thing? We will not discuss these or other features of our education system, we will try to draw some idealized picture, about which we will try to talk about in the future.

To begin with, we determine that it is necessary to study with pleasure, otherwise there will be no use for such a process. Yes, everyone will remember the sullen faces of friends in the class/student group, when the teacher/teacher in a dejected voice told about the new achievements of his favorite science. Which for us forever became unloved. And therefore, having received a diploma, 95% of people never learn anything more! They develop a strong immunity to training, except that they are reluctantly and counteractively pushing crumbs of new knowledge into themselves, and then under pain of punishment/reduction/reduction of wages. Thus, if we really want to learn something, then we should like studying.

Now let's try to figure out the question - why? Yes, there is no unequivocal answer and will not be. Let's start from the general provisions - to develop your talent in order to better understand the world around us, to join the world science and culture, to do what you like, communicate with like-minded people, and finally - to become a good specialist in some area. And, in my opinion, the most important thing is to build your worldview. Yes, yes, exactly - outlook. After all, it reflects all our experience and views on life. How can I not remember the parable of the builders:

Pay people not for how much they cost, and what tasks they can solve

Three bricklayers worked at the construction site. A stranger approached them and asked everyone: "What are you doing here?" And everyone answered his own.

"I lay the bricks on the wall," replied the first.

"I make money", the second replied.

"I'm building a temple", said the third".

Studying, we, no matter how lofty it may sound, build ourselves. Myself, as a person, as the creator of something new. We receive an asset that will always be with us, which works for us, it can even be transported across the border without a declaration. And no one will take it away. And they appreciate in our world those who can solve problems that are needed and claimed, whether scientific, technical, industrial or domestic. Success in solving various tasks is determined by the clarity of the mind, the scale of thinking, diligence in achieving the goal, will and endurance. And this is all achieved by training. By the way, people are paid not for how much they are worth, but what tasks they can solve. You can be a good janitor with three higher educations, but you will be paid as a good janitor, and not as a lawyer, although you have a diploma with honors from the Faculty of Law.

Do we learn such things at school or university? Unfortunately no. The main problem of modern pedagogy is to move from communicating and producing smart bots, who know by heart a bunch of numbers, dates, titles, but who can not make any decisions and do not have any useful skills (the proof of this is the classic proverb "learn not to learn, but at work it's all the same will have to be retrained"), to the developing one, where each student learns, in addition to basic knowledge and skills, the main skill is the ability to learn. You, of course, forgive the author for the last sentence - it is written in the best traditions of submitting material in textbooks for universities. It seems that everything is correct, but to understand, you need to read it several times. But is not it easier? It is possible, but this is another great misfortune of modern learning. For a bunch of scientific terms, laws and regulations, our world is not at all so interesting and beautiful.

Now about more pragmatic things that stimulate a person to learn. The world around is changing with a truly huge speed. A few decades ago, the words "computerization", "nanotechnology", "tablets", "gadgets" and many others were rarely used or did not exist. Some professions are already receding into the past, others are just beginning to form. The speed of life has also increased enormously - the problem of lack of time has become catastrophic. And the question "Learn? And why?". It becomes to some extent strange. What do you mean why? To survive. The competition is incredible, the requirements for candidates for a particular position are the highest. And then we came to another formulation of the question - "Learn? And how?". About this and we will talk in our further articles...