The photo on the left is from one of the universities here in Puerto Rico. It says, "Life is hard, prepare yourself well." Of course, their point is that you need a college education in order to prepare yourself for life.
While I wouldn't disagree with the importance of education, particularly a college education, these days there is something even more important--education about God and His Word.
Life is hard, not only are there real dangers/troubles/calamities, but there are also so many possible dangers. How does one face the hurricanes, devastating illnesses, personal tragedies, etc. alone? At those moments when we can't go on by ourselves, God is there to help us, whether by means of our brethren, or however.
Life is hard. Are you preparing yourself?