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Is school and University education really needed in life?

Is it a waste of time for those that work to their best ability in school and University to get top grades? Are those guaranteed to get a good job and wage or is those that know the right people and talk the right bull? To the older visitors of TED can you say from experience that education helped you to a better life, and for the younger visitors what do you think?

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  • Apr 17 2013: First of all I would like to thank everyone that answered my question, being the first time that I have asked a question on Ted I am very impressed by the thought filled answers given by nice people. I have got a lot of information here that shows me education will take you places but applying it in scenarios will take you more places. Also, that teaching or learning doesn't just happen in the classroom. Go raibh maith agaibh uilig for your time. Thanks :)
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      Apr 17 2013: Go raibh maith agat, agus cuirimid fáilte roimh duit TED:>)

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