Contributed by Nicholine Akou

Most often, some people read rather than study forgetting that, acquiring knowledge entails both. Reading is simply going through a piece of writing without an active participation of the work but when you study, you devote time, pay attention and investigate subject maters. As Robin Sharma says “the more one knows, the more one achieves”. We should therefore make studying our life style so that we can be acquainted to diverse knowledge considering studying is beneficial to every individual. There are three things I consider to be a reward to those who study namely ASSET, FAME and SUCCESS.

ASSET: Assets are things that can be converted into cash. If you study hard and gain knowledge, you automatically become an asset in which people will be ready to sponsor because they are aware of your potentiality. There is nobody who will be wasting his or her time on someone who is not knowledgeable because that person will be a liability to them. So it is important for us to study hard and gain knowledge in order to be an asset and not a liability.

FAME: Fame implies that you are being known by many people. The harder you study, the more knowledge you acquire and it will draw peoples’ attention towards you, making you famous. The more famous you become, the greater the opportunities that come your way. Therefore studying should be a life style that will trigger you to make yourself famous.

SUCCESS: This has to do with the execution of an aim. The good thing about life is that, everyone has a purpose, a dream or aim in which they wish to attain. Studying will therefore make you achieve your dreams easier and faster because when we study, we learn new ways and things that can guide us in our own life purposes.

Looking at the three points mentioned above, one can say that studying is a necessity for everyone who thinks of making a contribution to his or her society. But remember that “too much work without play makes Jack a dull boy” so when you study, give yourself a break to have fun and relax. The above does not mean you should spend your whole day and night on books.

                                                                                  Edited by Emiliene Alemkeng