What really is success?
Most people define or measure success by the extent of the wealth and material things an individual is able to acquire.
Going by this yardstick for success, would you say education is a necessity to attain such or is it a wrong notion on the part of those who hold that view?
The crave for education in the 21st century is unprecedented. Back in the days, people only sought education to the point of being able to read and write, but it seems that the focus now is on obtaining as many degrees and qualifications as possible.
A major factor responsible for this could be the fact that people now feel that the more qualifications you have, the higher your chances of making it big in life.
Could this be true?
If yes, is that to say that the less educated or illiterates have lower chances of being successful?
Keep in mind Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg did not finish college but are counted amongst the most successful personalities ever. Surprisingly William Shakespeare who is said to have invented about 1,700 words has no record of having attained formal education beyond 13 years of age, and one’s education cannot be said to be complete without having heard of Shakespeare.
So what really makes one a success?
Is it educational qualifications or something else?