When you lose everything, you can find yourself.
I have to say the best reason to get an education of any kind is that it can never be taken away from you.
Once you learn how to do something, you have that forever… even if your wife leaves you, takes the kids, gets you fired from your job, and basically wrecks your life. I could have sat and cried, or tried to file a lawsuit of some kind, but instead I moved on. I took my skills, and my HVAC certification ,and I went to a new town to find a new job and start a new life. Although I owned nothing I still had my resume, and my HVAC certification, and I landed a very good job within two days. I know a lot of people worry about not being able to find work, but for an HVAC technician you never have to worry for long. HVAC is a set of skills very few people have, and so whenever you need to find work, you won’t have to look very far. Within a year I had a respectable life built up for myself, with a steady HVAC job and my own new place to live. I hope it never happens again, of course, but it’s not something I have to worry about, because as long as my brain works I can do HVAC repairs, which means I will never go without a job. Now that I have a little money saved up, it’s time to go to court and try to get my kids back!