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"Education is intrinsically rewarding, and should not just be some instrumental step towards a career."
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I definitely agree with this on a personal level. However I think that this statement generalizes and tries to tell people what they should and shouldn't enjoy, which I think is a tough argument to make. For instance, I think if someone is dedicated to being a doctor, and is therefore dedicated to learning and doing well in school to get there, but might not intrinsically find it rewarding, that they still have a very admirable reason for their education and doing what they are doing, even if it is a step.
I also think it's important to consider 'education' as a very broad term. The contemporary student's education extends far beyond the reaches of their institutionalized learning; if we include education gleaned from following current events, reading for pleasure, watching cooking shows, etc, we might find that a lot more people agree upon the intrinsic rewards education has to offer.
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