The pursuit of knowledge is a commendable goal. Achieving a certification or degree will teach you discipline, time management, and organizational skills that you can use throughout your life. It will teach you to plan your objectives in order to meet your goals. However, there is a vast difference between knowledge and wisdom.
Knowledge knows that the big white fluffy polar bear behind the cage at the zoo could be dangerous. Knowledge knows that this type of bear has been known to eat people. Wisdom will tell you, “Don’t put your hand through the small opening in the fence.”
So by all means, pursue your educational goals and increase your knowledge. I am grateful that I was encouraged to do so. But remember that knowledge is not the cure-all or solve-all in life. It is a piece of the puzzle that fits neatly into the grand scheme of things.