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Why You Should Take Your Education Seriously (YBW Focus #48)

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A serious mistake that many young black women make today, is not taking education seriously. Some attend school just to see their friends. Some attend school to play and have fun. Some young women attend school to see the least amount of work that they have to do to get by. And, unfortunately, some quit going to school all together. If you are doing any of the above, you are making a huge mistake.

It is a privilege to get an education and to expand our minds. God has given all of us a beautiful world in which to live, and He wants us to understand His world by learning about it, from a young age. The more we learn about God’s world, the more respect and love we have for Him.

The main reason why I believe many young black women do not take their education seriously is because they do not see the importance of obtaining a good education. To them, school is a joke and a place to pass the time. But little do they know that while they are so called passing the time, the time (which they can never get back), has actually passed by and when the day of reckoning comes they are in a daze wondering, what happened?

Some young women still have the mentality that they can skate their way through school and waste time, graduate, and still get a top level position at a law firm. When they don’t get that position, they get bitter and upset. There was a time when it was who you know. But not so now-a-days. Your employer wants to know within himself, that you know what you say you know, especially as a young black woman. That degree says to him that you have disciplined yourself and have gone through a rigid course of study and that you know what you say you know. As a young black woman you have to go that extra mile to prove yourself.

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