The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle (thanks to brainyquote.com)
Educations is not something, it is everything. It is one of the three things that you can go in debt for (home, car). It is a precious gem that gains luster with time.
Now days, education can put you in debt forever. You need to think about cost versus value. If education puts you into a profession where there are good financial returns, then you can afford to go in debt deeper for education.
Getting an education does not necessarily mean a college education.
You might learn skills that will allow you to earn a good income for years to come. The construction skills are some of those as our computer skills and medical skills and many others.
You can learn the skills required to start a business at no cost at all to you. For example, SBA.gov will teach you about everything you need to know including how to get financing. Chambers of commerce and local colleges and universities often teach free courses on how to start a business.
You can learn to build an Internet business at moderate cost at Wealthy Affiliate University. (I have been a member of WAU for 8 years and it has never cost me one red cent because I promote WAU and JAAXY, their professional keyword tool.)
The military also offers free education. My grandson went through med school at the expense of the United States Army. He is now serving his residency in an army hospital. Many technical people, electronic technicians and such, learned their skills in the military.
No matter what your circumstances are, you can gain an education even if you gain part of that education on your own by reading. Reading is an educational source that will serve you well throughout your life.
No matter what your age your circumstances, I suggest that you pursue continually throughout your life a good education. It will not only enrich your life but it is money in the bank.
May I repeat myself, educations is not something, it is everything. It is one of the three things that you can go in debt for (home, car). It is a precious gem that gains luster with time.
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