Sun. Dec 5th, 2021

My teacher in high school used to say that education is thinking. Thinking she said, opened the doors to our minds and made us receptive to the very idea of broadening our horizons and learning new things. She used to say, ‘Question everything and anything, and you shall learn’. But why is it important to learn new things? Why is it essential to broaden our horizons? What is the importance of education? The answer to these questions lies within all of us. We consider education to be a coveted commodity. A learned person is always put up on a pedestal. If one notices the scholars of the world (people who have achieved great knowledge) we see that they make their presence felt in the way they speak and the opinions they hold. It is a natural reaction to bestow feelings of awe and respect upon them. Observe how all the CEOs, government officials and leaders of the world are all highly educated. It is therefore very easy to deduce that education leads to success. But that is not all, the importance of education in today’s society runs deeper than success. Learn more about beliefs about the purpose of education.

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Education Opens Our Minds

The importance of education in life cannot be doubted. Education opens up our minds and makes us broadminded. There is no better time than the present to understand this. Gobalization has transformed the world into one big village. It is possible for us to know about the different cultures or events taking place at the other end of the world today. All these has been made possible due to education. Education has broadened our minds, so that we are not confined to our countries and comfort zones anymore. We aren’t trapped in our small worlds, instead we have come out of our shells and begun to explore and learn new things. Learning about new things and different cultures not only adds to our literacy bank but also instills in us humane qualities. For example if we see that a society in some other part of the world has accepted HIV patients and begun to work for them, then we might also begin to do the same. Maybe we had resorted to shunning them earlier but education can change our thought processes for the better. It therefore helps in making us more tolerant and accepting.

By rahul