Meeting new people and dealing with a different environment builds your confidence like crazy, says my mother. Youre more adaptable to different situations and challenges. My father said the year taught us a valuable lesson about money. You begin to realize in a democratic capitalist society, and maybe in most other societies, if you want to move up in the world and get a bit more money in your hands, you have to have some kind of qualification, or you have to do something that someone wants, he says. I think in having to find a job, to understand the value of money and how quickly it goes if you dont look after it and how hard it is to get, means you perhaps took a different view of your studies.Source: A gap year gave me more life skills than 13 years of schooling
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