Don’t get me wrong, being in college is one of the best things that’s happened to me and I’m sure a lot of people are grateful for this opportunity as well. It gives us not only an education which can get us a good job but also a chance to meet new people from different parts of the world that could teach us and open our minds to many things. Moreover, college teaches us how to manage our time, finances and see what life would look like as an independent adult in the near future.
However, I feel like the future that’s coming in about thirty or fewer years is not what we’re are preparing for. According to BBC’s story “Future Now” the ten grand challenges we’ll face by 2050 consist of overpopulation, climate change, an aging population, geopolitical tensions, high population, and lost cities due to sea levels rising.
It looks to me like we’re preparing for a future we want to have and not for a future that’s coming. I feel like we’re all too focused by the future we want to have that we’ve completely neglected the future that is predicted to happen. Although we all want to pursue a career in something that we’re interested in and have a passion for, we all need to prepare and be prepared for future issues no matter what. It’s really critical and that is the only way we can reduce the consequences of what we have done to our planet now. As a result, I feel like college needs to prepare us and make everyone alert for these type of problems. High schools and middle schools may consider doing that too.