While in school, I must have heard this question or similar ones asked a zillion times. It was the reason why people wouldn’t try hard at math or would gladly accept a D in Government/ History. Well, I’ve finally found an answer to this question. In ‘Think Big’ by Ben Carson, in response to this question, he says: ‘How do you know what you’ll be doing fifteen years from now?’ This basically means this: We don’t know what the future holds for us; neither do we know when such information can open locked doors of opportunity for us.
That algebraic equation might be what you need to land that first job or investor. That current affairs fact may just be what gets you out of a fix. Ben Carson, in the same book, talked about how his knowledge of classical music was key in getting into an intern program at John Hopkins. Classical music!
So yes, you’re studying Engineering, but who says you shouldn’t know the seven wonders of the world, or you’re into Communications, but what stops you from learning about the basic laws of physics? Get knowledge, people!
‘Wise men lay up knowledge…’ – Proverbs 10:14 (KJV)