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Author Topic: Week 8 Debate Topic: Do you think having a Degree is a prerequisite for success?  (Read 1119 times)

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Do you think having a Degree is a prerequisite for success?

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NO, IT IS NOT THE YARDSTICK TO SUCCED,WHY IS BECAUSE DEGREE IS ONLY PREPARATION,BUT WHEN IT JAMS OPPORTUNITY ,SUCCESS IS THEN ACHIEVED.IT IS YOUR MIND SET THAT DETERMINES WHOM YOU ARE.

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It depends on what we term success. To some persons having a degree means success because it is a prequisite to achieving ones dream while to some other persons degree doesn't equate success. IMHO a degree is a means to an end but not an end to a means.

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It is ambiguous to answer the claim that a person needs a university education to be successful in life because success in life means different things to different people.

My answer is an ambivalent YES and NO.

I will start by defining three different ides of success.

Success in life can be achieved in different ways. Many magazines and television programs tell us that success means having a lot of money, having a fulfilling career, and being powerful.

In contrast, most religion and spiritual organizations claims that success means finding spiritual happiness and being at peace with God and yourself.

Another idea of success focuses on relationships-being surrounded by people who love you and care about you, spending time with family and friends.

A university education can help you achieve some type of success but it makes little or no difference to whether or not you are successful in other areas of life. Undoubtedly, a university education is essential if you want to have a career in a profession such as law, engineering, teaching or medicine. However, you do not need a university degree to become a wealthy and powerful sports star or business person. In fact, a university education does not generally enable you to achieve spiritual happiness, or to have successful relationships with family and friends.

In conclusion, there are many different types of success. A university education may help you to achieve professional success in some careers. However, it may not help you to achieve success in other areas of life such as your spiritual life or your relationships.

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A degree is definitely not a prerequisite to success for all. It is a stepping stone for those who deem it important. It is what you do with the degree you get which boils down to determination, willpower and hardwork. There are a lot of people are successful without degrees and ones with degrees. So it depends on what the individual terms success. Someone would education to achieve his goal while another might not. E.g if one wants to save lives, you can become a doctor (education needed) or a herbalist (no education)

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No, I do not think so. We have seen over the years, those without degrees, the dropouts do excellently well in life. In fact, some of them end up employing those with one degree or the other.
Degree is one of the means to an end; it is not an end in itself. Degree or no degree, you will succeed if you work at it.
In most cases, what you need to succeed is to identify your natural abilities/talents and nurture them. Examples are the sport men and women.