What does knowing things outside of school make me as a person achieve?

Im a science guy I know about space down to the quantum foam, but if I can learn everything I know now later then whats the point. It's fun and all, but is there a reward, advantage, skill achieved for any of the extra-curricular education I have gained? Do colleges somehow know I have the general gist of what... show more Im a science guy I know about space down to the quantum foam, but if I can learn everything I know now later then whats the point. It's fun and all, but is there a reward, advantage, skill achieved for any of the extra-curricular education I have gained? Do colleges somehow know I have the general gist of what their teaching? Whats the gain of going outside of my schools boundaries? Is there no other reason besides fun?
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