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Shanae Cooper-Robinson


“Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

I grew up hearing my teachers reiterating that Education is :

  • the key to success.
  •  the passport for a better life. 
  • the poor man’s liberating tool from poverty. 

The majority of us have grown up being taught the significance of education. Why is education important though? The experience of each one of us getting an education might be different even though the purpose is similar. Whether your time at school was frustrating, enjoyable, or in between you may have thought that it was a waste of time, or was just something that you needed to do in order to get a good job. The truth of the matter is, education goes beyond just acquiring a job and making your parents proud. In fact, it’s one of the most powerful tools out there.

What Is Education?

Market Business News defines Education as, “ the process or act of learning or teaching, i.e., acquiring or imparting knowledge. It includes the preparation of children for mature life. The term’s meaning can vary, depending on its context, who says it, and where. However, in most cases, it also involves developing people’s powers of reasoning and judgment.” 

Education means studying in order to obtain a deeper knowledge and understanding of a variety of subjects to be applied to daily life. Education is not limited to just knowledge from books, but can also be obtained through practical experiences outside of the classroom. There are many different schools of thoughts that outline what education is, but one thing that can be universally agreed upon, is the importance of education -and here’s why. Education: 

1. Provides Stability

A good Education increases your chance of securing a good job, widening your chances of better career opportunities and opening up multiples doors for you. It provides stability in life, and it’s something that no one can ever take from you. By being well-educated and holding a reputable credential, you increase your chances of getting a stable job. 

2. Provides A Steady Source of Income

Inclusive of stability, education also provides financial security, especially in today’s society. A good education tends to lead to a higher-paying job, as well as provide you with the knowledge needed to get there. Most educated and well-informed individuals know how to apply money-saving skills. 

3. Gives You Confidence

Being self-confident is a major part of being successful in life. What better way to gain that confidence than with an education? Your level of education is often considered a way to prove your knowledge, and it can give you the confidence to express your opinions and speak your mind.  Education breaks down social, psychological, and mental barriers and gives you the confidence to interact in social settings and circles. 

4. Allows For Self-Dependency or Self-Reliance

In most instances, a well-educated person is self-reliant because he or she can make reasoned, well-informed decisions. Not only does it allow you to be financially independent, but also to make your own choices.

5. Makes Your Dreams Come True

If you can dream or conceive it, you can achieve it. A sound education is the most transformative weapon that you can possibly have, and with it, you can make all of your dreams and goals become realities. There are of course certain exceptions, depending on what you’re aiming for, but in general, education will take you as far as you’re willing to go.

6. Helps You To Make Informed Decisions

Education tends to teach people the difference between right and wrong, what is acceptable and what’s not and can help them to make reasonable decisions and apply self-judgments in applicable circumstances.

7. Breaks Down Social Barriers

A sound education increases your likelihood of interacting with people from different walks of life. It increases your chances of meeting high-profile individuals and learning other cultures and develops a sense of appreciation for languages outside of your native tongue.   

8. Produces Productive Citizens in Society

In today’s society, having an education is considered a vital part of being accepted by those around you. Having an education is believed to make you a useful part of society, and can make you feel like a contributing member as well.

9. Change your Mindset

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” Leo Buscaglia You will know when learning takes place because it begins with your mindset.   

10.  Provides Safety  

Education acts like a safety net to provide a livable income and job security. It makes you employable and if you use it positively you become productive citizens of society. 

7 Inspiring Quotes on Education 

1.  “Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X

2. “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

3.  “Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” John Dewey

4. “Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”   Anthony J. D’Angelo

5. “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.”  Aristotle

6. “Change is the end result of all true learning.” Leo Buscaglia

7. “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” — Nelson Mandela

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