You are presented
with a unique
and interesting offer.
In this case it is this: For the rest of your life you are to be guaranteed a stipend that will allow you to comfortable support you and your family. You won’t be rich, but you’ll always feel financially safe and secure.
To earn this stipend you must do one of two things. You must either remain in school and pursue degrees for the rest of your life–remaining always a student and never a teacher–or you must work the same job until you reach mandatory retirement age. Could be any job, but you will never be promoted or move forward from the position you start in. Your duties and responsibilities will never change.
Knowing this, Would you rather pursue a lifetime of learning (that you will never be able to put to practical use) or spend the rest of your life doing the exact same job day after day?