Mormons are encouraged to seek for wisdom, light, intelligence, and knowledge including getting an education, pursuing advancement in careers, and continuing to learn throughout life because learning strengthens our personal relationship with God as well as helps us make good decisions while here on earth.
As a matter of fact, Joseph Smith taught, "whatever principle of intelligence we attain in this life, it will rise with us in the resurrection." In other words, there's not much we can take with us when we die-- but we can take the things we've learned!
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