The Value of an Education

Once in a while, it’s worth thinking back to why – not what – we learn. XKCD’s Randall Munroe nails it in today’s comic (and don’t forget to scroll over for some bonus text):

courtesy of xkcd

Yes. There is value in learning, no matter what subject you’re talking about. Even the most esoteric learning experience offers enrichment beyond what we can measure in dollars and cents.  (Says the graduate student in music history who, 12 years after his last algebra class, just solved for x. Thanks, Ms. Layton!)

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