Its almost that time again to start back-to-school shopping. To get back in the spring of things, we compiled our three cardinal virtues of learning, values that should be honored at every educational level as we proceed in life.
1. Invest in Thyself
Benjamin Franklin believed that the most important thing that one could invest in was themselves. Keep this in mind as you spend some Benjamins while back-to-school shopping. An average of $700 is spent on supplies for an average student grades k-12. Electronics and school supplies have increased spending substantially with parents planning on spending upwards of $913 million nationwide on supplies. Thanks to the internet, it has never been easier to get everything you need shipped in bubble mailers. Over one-third of back-to-school shoppers plan on doing some of their shopping online, along with nearly half of all college students. 3 ring binders, envelopes, numbered dividers, any style notebook, even printer ink can all be ordered quickly to your doorstep in bubble mailers before the semester begins.
2. Spreadith Knowledge Everywhere
Never underestimate the power of words–paper companies know this because half of the American production of paper is devoted exclusively to printing and writing paper. In the early 90s there were just shy of 7 million copy machines in the US, that number has sky rocketed and grown since the turn of the millennium. Today the average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. A sheet of paper is the one thing that nearly every house in America has a surplus of.
3. A Desk Art a Terrible Thing to Mess Up
Organization pleases our inner teachers. It is estimated that a total of $177 billion dollars is lost in the cumulative efforts of Americans trying to find a misplaced item in a messy desk. An organized work environment is not only a happy setting, but an efficient one. Over half of all Americans have admitted that they judge their own coworkers based on how neat and organized their work space is. 80% of Americans agree that clutter ends up hampering productivity at some point.