The benefits of higher education are mindboggling. Three significant benefits of higher education are social, personal, and economic. But the benefits are far beyond that. Higher education helps us realize our ultimate purpose and can change our health, relationships, and every aspect of our lives. It can give hope. It can bring happiness. And it can save lives.
So, what are the three crucial benefits of higher education?
Social benefits of higher education. With higher education, we’re less likely to do drugs and alcohol or commit crimes, which makes for a safer world. I believe that’s because higher education infuses us with purpose and a better ability to reason. And it teaches us discipline, responsibility, courage, and all those traits that make for a more wondrous world. And when we earn income from our higher education, we help fund social support and education grants for people in need, like me before overcoming extreme anxiety and chronic fatigue. So, everyone benefits from higher education.
Personal benefits of higher education. Higher education is healthy for our brain, keeping us sharp well into our advanced age. In addition, it teaches us a hard work ethic, making it more likely we’ll do well in employment—and every aspect of life. Best of all, it teaches us how to learn. We are spiritual beings, and I believe the ultimate human quest is for knowledge, next only to love.
As a little secret, once we leave the university, reading books and enrolling in classes is vital. However, we need to do more than read books daily. I’ve discovered that we’ve got to be continually investing money and time into growing—and the best courses tend to cost. So, I’m investing most of my savings into ongoing work-related studies and requesting Canada Job Grants to reimburse me about 70%. This way, I can acquire better skills at work, secure higher pay, and invest the reimbursement in both professional and personal growth. We must engage in learning every day. If there was only one thing for us to take away from my articles, this is it! And to love all others, of course.
Economic benefits of higher education. First, there are employment benefits of higher education. Our higher education brings us income—and potentially higher and higher incomes, depending on what fields we enter. I recommend looking at career trajectories by searching job engines like Indeed.com or monster.com. If a higher salary is a goal, I find roles that lead to managerial positions are ripe for increasing wages.
An advanced income can even take someone with a severe disability and lead them to an essential managerial role in a company, earning at least three times as much as they could ever make on government assistance. The impact a solid financial basis can have on one’s life is astounding. Growth opportunities skyrocket, for instance. Also, healthy foods become ten times more accessible, which has enormous implications for those with chronic or autoimmune conditions. For example, I’ve come to the recent realization that a significant reason why I never get sick with chronic fatigue anymore is due to the well-stocked fridge. As soon as the fridge contents get skinny, I start having issues with the chronic condition. And to have a fridge full of healthy fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, salmon, and so much more, we need money. And our advanced education will get it for us.
And we may need money for courses to help us improve in vital personal areas. If so, the employment that higher education provides will serve us well. I need to be the best I can be for my loved ones. To do that, I can’t just “let it all hang out.” I’ve got to keep getting better each day to contribute more meaningfully to everyone in my life.
Lastly, higher education will get us better career roles that will enable us to get even more education to get even better career roles. The cycle continues until we gain security in our careers, contribute enormously to society and our loved ones, and gain incredible knowledge.