Friday, January 7, 2011


when i started thinking about why education is so important, i remembered my school years, the grounding years of anyone's education. i went down memory lane to remember all my teachers, the subjects, the study and the play! i never really hate school actually. but i have seen many who hate gonig to school. i have had some friends who did not like the idea of studying in classrooms. many of you must have unwillingly entered your school gates. but all of us know this dislike never lasts long. we soon start loving school and it is all about laying the foundation of our education. it is a place to understand why education is vital and how vital it is! it is an instituition, where we learn to read and write. school transforms kids into literate individuals. it is where we get our basics cleared and at the point of leaving school, we are all set to soar high in life, enter the new world in pursuiting of our dreams.

the first thing that strikes me about education is knowledge gain. education gives us the knowledge of the world around us. it develop us a perspective of looking at life. it helps us build opinions and have points of view on everything in life. people debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. some say, education is the process of gaining informations about the surrounding world while knowledge is something totally different. they are partly right. but the conversion of information to knowledge is possible because of education. education makes us capable of interpreting rightly the things tht perceived. education is not about lessons and poems in textbooks. it is about the lessons of life. a self-enlightening process. it is indeed a self-evident which enables us to put our potentials to optimal use. without education, the training of the human minds is incomplete. no individual is a human being in working world until he has been educated in the proper sense. now i am not saying that we are not a human being without education. the mind is made to be trained and without education, we are not complete in that sense.

education makes us a right thinker and a correct decision maker. it achieves this by bringing our knowledge from the external world, teaching is to reason, and acquanting us with past history, so that we may be a better judge of the present. am i right? without education, us as it was being shut up in a windowless room. while wiyh education we could find ourselves in a room with all its windows open to the outside world. i bet, you will manage to imagine about what am i trying to convey here, readers. the words 'cultivate' and 'civilize' are almost synonymous to the word 'educate'. that says it! agree? 'yes' would be the answer for it. education is important as it teaches us the right behaviours, the good manners thus making us civilized. it teache us how to lead our lives as it is the basis of culture and civilization. education is the instrumental in the development of our values and virtues. it cultivates us into mature individuals that are capable of planning for our futures and taking the right decisions. it arms us with an insight to look at our lives and learn from every experiences.

the future of a nation is safe in the hands of educated individuals. it is vital for the economic growth too. it fosters principles of equality and socialism and also forms a support system for talents to excell in life. education, the backbone of society is also equiping us with all that is needed to make our dreams come true. it opens doors of brilliant career opportunities, fetching better prospects in career and growth. every employer of today requires his prospective employees to be well educated. requirement? expertise (: hence, education becomes an enlightly criterion for employment into any sector of the industries. we are rewarded for exercising the expertise required for the field we venture. we are weighed in the market on the basis of our educational skills and how well we can apply them. the more educated we are, the more knowledge we obtain eventually.

education is essential as it paves the paths leading to disillusionment. it wipes out all the wrong beliefs in our minds. it helps creating a clear vision of everything around us and we no more remain in confusion about the things we learn. education brings up questions and also devises way to satisfactory answers to them and also about knowing that everything has a science to it, about learning to reason everything till every questions meet their answers. ecuation can lead us to enlightment as it builds confidence to take decisions, to face life, and to accept successes and failures. it instills a sense of pride about the knowledge we have and prepare us for life. i do agree school and colleges define the basic framework of educare, which defines education in latin (written here just for your general knowledge). schooling gives us the fundamentals whereas we specialize in fields of our interest during the degree courses. but education does not end here as it is a lifelong process where self-learning begins at the point that marks the end of instituitional education. the process of self-learning continues then.

an important factor in education, read good books. read them with opposing viewpoints before making the commitments. a passion filled life, one where you enhance your knowledge by delving deeper into what is most important to you, is endorsed by many and sought by few. if we want an educational goal, we have to dedicate ourselves to understand all sides of issues which helps in increasing our abilities for discerning truth. education with qualities respond to a desire of you to learn. instead we have power brokers deciding what we need to know and believe to be useful for the authorities. no one, government or private will give us an education worth having. a valuable education is something we have to give ourselves. as what a saying says, ''we shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish''. it is actually differs with our toughts. we as students, have to ignore repetitious bombast, seek our convincing counter arguments, then, through synthesis born of contradictory views, we make up our mind until we can wisely decide to change our mind again. one suggestion here, open your eyes and observe even as your ears are assaulted.

last but not least, pry open your mind, do not let education rust it shut. learn to think, not to follow. combine your learning with action, letting unavoidable errors impel you to seek greater understanding. we need freedom of expression like the kite we seek to soar which is rising against the wind, not with it.


  1. wow. i was actually amazed by how you could write that long, in total english.

  2. but there are still some silly grammar mistakes la sayangg. am practising for MUET writing. cikgu bagi topic on education and this was what i produced then (:


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