Essay on Why College Education Is Important

956 Words Sep 1st, 2015 4 Pages
“Why college education is important to me?

Being raised in a family with no expectations of receiving higher education, I missed on the opportunity to go to college in my early years. However, the expectations were to find a job and work hard. I worked at Federal Express for 15 years and felt my life was unfulfilled. The following quote inspired me to pursue an education: “My people perish because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6a, King James Version).” I became very interested in books and I began reading and researching many different subjects. I recognized that it wasn’t too late for me to go to college and after considerable thought I applied. College education is important to me because it will challenge me into becoming a better person and I will also become a role model for those around me. It also opens many doors of opportunities and makes me a marketable person in the workforce in this competitive economy. Going to college will also greatly boost my self-esteem and give me a sense of personal accomplishment.
What better role model than a father pursuing a college education that will not only impact his life, but also his kids’ decision making in the future? As a father, I have great influence in my children 's lives. Every day that passes by, they look to me for guidance, support and protection. A college education will allow me to show the importance of self-discipline and perseverance. My unwavering ability to function in an institute of higher…

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