Do you really know how important it is to be educated? Education goes well beyond a classroom, and stays with you for years to come. Knowledge is power, once you've gained it no one can take it away from you.
Knowledge begets knowledge. The more knowledge you acquire the more closer you'll get to a great career that can help improve the quality of your life and give you a healthier lifestyle. If you lose a job beyond your control, say downsizing, the more education you have gives you a closer chance of acquiring another.
A good education translate to a network that influence a circle of people that you can rely on in a time of need. And knowledgeable people makes better conversation and become very interesting. They talk more about things going on around in the world, on events and during travel, instead of unhealthy conversations such as gossip or what celebrity is being drag through the mud for.
Having an education also helps you understand how to accept other races and cultural differences and help you appreciate others in this world, it gives you good understanding.