Sunday, July 12, 2009

Competitive Times

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.

You belong to a church that teaches the importance of education. You have a mandate from the Lord to educate your minds and your hearts and your hands.

Gordon B. Hinckley, A Prophet's Counsel and Prayer for Youth.

Our state has hit 11.5% unemployment. The competition that President Hinckley spoke of is far more intense now than usual, making education even more important.

Besides, a college or vocational school is a good place to sit out a recession - once one's studies are done, the job market has usually recovered.

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