No you’re not going to the elementary school but you’re paying so that the next generation can get an education because one day these kids will be the future doctors, chefs, etc serving you when you’re old and decrepit.
Also remember the last generation paid their share too when your dumb ass went to elementary school too.
In public: when you’re out to see a show/party/event/etc and you’ve been filming a lot or taking lots of pictures or something. Or just gallivanting, I’ve gone days where I’m out from morning to night with no power outlet options.
In the wild: I cycle a lot long distance, and honestly with that, camping and just about anything outdoors and extra battery is mad handy (especially when there’s no access to a car).
These are just from personal experience. Not everyone sits at home all day without going outside or sits in a cubicle all day with a ready power outlet.
You may have Halo-hate, but that game built some pretty interesting lore. It was a shooter that was interesting to read about, watch and play while still being marketable and have millions of players enjoy worldwide. I’d say it’s pretty imaginative.