I want all girls to know that knowing how to restore themselves, how to take the time to do things that bring joy, solace -- reading for pleasure, yoga, knitting, baking, running, taking a bubble bath -- is time well spent.
Jobs and careers are great, and many would like for every degree to lead swiftly and directly down the highway to a career. However, I feel pretty certain that for many of us, it simply will not be that linear and neat.
Even if we carefully keep in mind the wide range of formal and informal activities that comprise "education," the question regarding its purpose still misleads. The Question implicitly assumes that education does, in fact, have a purpose.