We complain a lot about our time in school. I mean, it only seems appropriate – we don’t learn very much, we don’t really like the people we’re in school with, and in other countries, people are going to college at the age of sixteen – not eighteen or nineteen! Through all of the complaints and pouting that we post about on social media – we should be thankful we have the opportunity to receive a higher education – or even an education at all. Here’s twenty-five reasons to be thankful that you’re in school.
#1. It’s the best surefire way to have a better future.
#2. We’re not couch potatoes because of school.
#3. Without having a set schedule, our bodies would hate us. School gives us what we may not have without.
#5. We’re allowed to be on our parent’s healthcare until we finish school, which is nice.
#6. This is me personally: I would hate if I wasn’t being mentally challenged at any point in my life. (I’ve always been a workaholic.)
#7. It’s another way to socialize with people.
#8. College isn’t meant for everyone; so if you survive, consider yourself lucky – even though it’s the cultural norm in our society.
#9. Three words: breaks and weekends.
#10. Public education is exactly what it says: free to the public.
#11. It allows for some students to have meals, which they may not otherwise receive at home.
#12. Sometimes, teachers are the only positive role models in a student’s life.
#13. Sometimes, those teachers become mentors to those students, who trust them with everything.
#14. Working in school prepares us for working in the real world, someday.
#15. Low education links to high poverty – we are a very fortunate nation.
#16. Your teachers are severely underpaid; yet they still come through, everyday. Many of them, for you.
#17. School gives you opportunity to grow interests, like through agricultural clubs and business organizations.
#18. Campus life is unlike any other lifestyle.
#19. New found independence may be something you have at your college. Maybe not for high school students, but don’t worry – you’ll have the opportunity to go there as well!
#20. Another one for college: you don’t have the stupid drama that came with your high school years.
#21. Every year is a new start – meeting new people, exploring new subjects, and finding or defining a better you.
#22. School pride will stick with you even if you graduate. Whether it be high school or college, there’s a little light inside of you that will say “GO [insert name of school or mascot here]!”
#23. Free events. Like student concerts or theatrical performances.
#24. My bank account allows me to have 0$ in checking through it’s student program, which believe it or not, happens more often than I’d like to admit.
#25. I have time to focus on health and fitness – which is one of the biggest passions of my life. I know this personal time will be harder to come by as I grow older.