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Education

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  • Besides going to school, what are some other ways I can continue learning?

    “In addition to furthering your education through formal schooling, you can continue learning by reading, attending wholesome cultural events, visiting museums and historic sites, and observing the world around you” (True to the Faith, 51).

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  • What should I learn about?

    “The Lord . . . has counseled us to learn the gospel and to gain an understanding ‘of things both in heaven and in the earth, and under the earth; things which have been, things which are, things which must shortly come to pass; things which are at home, things which are abroad; the wars and the perplexities of the nations, and the judgments which are on the land; and a knowledge also of countries and of kingdoms—that [we] may be prepared in all things’ (D&C 88:78–80)” (True to the Faith, 50).

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  • Some of my friends are dropping out of school to get jobs. I don’t really like school either, but I know education is important. What should I do?

    “You are moving into the most competitive age the world has ever known. All around you is competition. You need all the education you can get. Sacrifice a car; sacrifice anything that is needed to be sacrificed to qualify yourselves to do the work of the world. That world will in large measure pay you what it thinks you are worth, and your worth will increase as you gain education and proficiency in your chosen field” (Gordon B. Hinckley, “A Prophet’s Counsel and Prayer for Youth,” New Era, Jan. 2001, 8).

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  • What is the best way for me to learn?

    The Lord has commanded, “Seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith” (D&C 88:118).

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  • Why do I need to get an education?

    “You should always work to educate your mind and your hands so you can succeed in your chosen field. Use your education to be an influence for good. As you do so, you will become known as a person of integrity. You will be prepared for opportunities as they come, and you will be a great asset to your family, the Church, and your community” (True to the Faith, 50–51).

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  • Why should I continue learning after I’m done with school?

    Continue to seek opportunities for education throughout your life. This will help you stay up-to-date in your chosen profession and in your other skills and interests. In this rapidly changing world, you must make time to educate yourself for the present and the future (True to the Faith, 51).

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  • Why should I include seminary in my education?

    “Seminary . . . provides weekday instruction from the scriptures [and] . . . a spiritual and social climate where students can associate with each other while learning more about the gospel” (True to the Faith, 51).

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