#1.) So you can actually win an argument.
-Stunning your opponent with a plethora of facts – pointless or useful – is the perfect way to shut them up enough to make you feel like you’ve won.
#2.) So you can do what you want to do.
-My dad’s favorite saying: “You have to do what you need to do before you can do what you want to do.” (Or something like that. Basically, you can’t be a millionaire if you don’t know how to count.)
#3.) So you’re not stupid.
-No one wants to be stupid. Don’t ask me why. They just don’t.
#4.) So you don’t look like an idiot.
-This is important. Especially if you’re the kind of person who likes to debate . . . or open your big mouth in any way, shape, or form.
#5.) To get a job.
-Boring, but true. We all need a little moola in life. We all need a little lovin’ too, but I’ll save that for a different post. 😉
#6.) To know and understand the world around you.
-You can’t really complain about something that you know nothing about.
#7.) To come up with good reasons on why you need school.
– I’m running out.
#9.) To satisfy curiosity.
-We’re curious creatures. Sometimes – maybe not all the time – but sometimes, we learn something in school that might actually be intriguing; something we didn’t know before. I know it may seem like a long shot, but it might be possible.
and . . .
#10.) To remember what comes after seven in my top ten list.
-Be honest, did you notice a dropped number or do you have to scroll up? I think I need to have a talk with your Math teacher.