The Motivation to Go to School


Motivation is a relative term to use when it comes to school.

While I walk throughout Holyoke High’s hallways, I see many posters about “Strive for Less than Five” days absent. But honestly, is there any reason to go to school? Every morning, I wake up and feel I am in agony. I am too tired to wake up and go to school. I still go, but it’s just a routine. There are occasions when I feel all excited in the morning to go to school. My reason may vary from time to time. For example, I might be excited by friends, an event, or something just as simple as a class that I like.

Ever since we’re young, the adults teach us the importance of going to school. “It’s so important to go to school. The lessons students learn in school, from writing well to following routines, prepare us for adult life,” English teacher, Sophia Martins, says. Better education equals better job salary, and that may be what adults think. However, that may not be the case since going to school doesn’t guarantee a high paid job; it’s your discipline and creativity. For example, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor website, the unemployment rate was 3.5 percent in April 2018 and 3.7 percent a year earlier for people with some college or an associate degree. A reason for these kinds of statistics are the corporations hiring people. They often look for work experience rather a person with a piece of paper. Junior, Dathan Badillo, says, “Jobs would bring most people attention because at the end of the day they obtain money. When it comes to school, there is the incentive to go, but is hard to find it.”

As mentioned before, there are incentives to go to school. However, it is on the person to find their way to it and know how to work with it. This leads me to the point of: Should somebody be forced to do something like go to school even if the person plans on giving up anyway?