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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Day five – How important you think education is ?;

"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson."
~ Tom Bodett.
"Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom."
~ Charles H. Spurgeon.
As important as education is, I feel as though there are greater things in life to learn that cannot be taught. One can be taught about pain, but cannot understand about pain without first feeling it. That's true knowledge, and to apply that and create beneficial changes in our world is true wisdom - which I feel triumphs over algebra and text book knowledge. Education teaches us about the world we live in; it's through life experiences and growth that we gain knowledge about the world around us; and through an understanding of what we know, do we become wise.

Though, in saying that, there are times where education is of the utmost importance. Those who do not desire education are those often left behind. They're unaware of the world around them, so they're unable to learn lessons through experiences. They're walking through life blind hoping that it'll come together in the end. Without education, how can they possibly know what they're looking for, or how to tell when it's all come together ? Our world is forever changing, and unless you're educated about the world you live in, you will never escape it - you will continue to make the same mistakes because you've never known any different.

Education can only go so far; it can teach us of our past mistakes. Knowledge is greater; it can show us the mistakes we're presently making. Wisdom is best; it can prevent us from repeating history, for we now understand how we came to know the things we do.

This pretty much sums up everything too.

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