In the course of growing up, sooner or later, most children learn how to support themselves. During the learning process, as they age both mentally and physically, most people acquire wisdom, experience and knowledge. Each of us is somehow different from every other person but you better believe that the grades each of us receive during our formal education are truly a measure of who each of us will, most likely, become as adults.

Who or what do you want to be when you grow up? Then again, as an adult, do you regret being who you are and now believe that you should try to make a better life for yourself? Most of us are never too old to learn new things. Smart people constantly seek ways to improve their living situation.

No matter how young or old we are, within a competitive modern society such as the United States of America, the standard of measurement for how much we learn is based on the grades that we receive during the formal education process. In some cases it is “Who you know” rather than “What you know” that will determine just how successful you are or will become.

On the other hand, each of us will eventually stand alone and maybe become an example of what is required to become rich and famous. As the old saying goes: “A fool and his or her money are soon parted.”

Therefore, one way or another, each of us must acquire the wisdom and the skill necessary to be a responsible member of the society in which we live. There are many ways in which to make a “quick buck” and there are many other ways to achieve economic security.

One must develop ones mind and one must have the determination to become somehow successful. A formal education allows every person to properly function within the place where that person lives and earns a living. How much did you learn or intend to learn as you grow older?

Only a fool believes that he or she can forever survive on the charity of others. These days even the most physically or mentally handicapped people can earn some kind of a living if it is truly possible to do so. Then again, good grades are a measure of maturity and the willingness to accept responsibilities as one grows older.

Those who do make a determined effort are far better off than those who do nothing worthwhile for as long as they live. In the long run, the experience, the knowledge and the wisdom that you do acquire during your life does usually determine just how well off you will be after you can no longer support yourself by working.