I personally liked the following quote:
Knowledge is cool. It?s like a cosmic lock-picking kit.
It’s true. Lately (or at least when the technology was still a booming job market) I’ve seen lots of “get-it-quick” tech schools talk about why waste your time on a four-year degree when you can learn all the practical skills in two. To an extent, it’s true. But there is also value in taking the “impractical” courses like English, philosophy, history, etc. It’s the lock-picking thing - these courses fill your mind with different ideas. The net result, one hopes, is that all of this combined knowledge, whether it’s “useless” or practical, will teach a person how to think critically. Critical thinking is a skill sorely lacking these days.