The world now is in a transitional period between two eras.
During the olden era; fitting in, following instructions and being a cog was all what society appreciated. Most of the educational systems were built around that.
Listen hard, conform harder. Be cheap. Be replaceable. We will give you a secure life.
The next era is where art, uniqueness and the new are all what the society appreciates. Some industries are born in that era like software and IT industry. Educational systems are yet to catch up.
Rebel, stop following the rule-book. Write you own rule-book. Draw your own map. We will give you a secure life.
Yet sooner or later every organization and industry will have to shift to that new era where only one person can make a difference.
What this all means is you -as a student- have two choices.
Either you educate yourself for the past or educate yourself for the future.
Your life, your choice!