Education has shaped the world.
As we look back into the years how far we have come, we can indeed say that many things have changed. People have become more educated, people have become more sophisticated.
Let’s look at the definition of Education from Wikipedia:
Education in its general sense is a form of learning in which the knowledge, skills, and habits of a group of people are transferred from one generation to the next through teaching, training, or research.
Now we’re in the 21st century.
The world is very much educated. Technology has come into our lives. The world is not as simple as before. We people demand more. We people want to get things faster. We want to achieve more with less time. Our expectations are always rising, but not our work ethics.
Here’s a video about education in the 21st Century.
We no longer live in the world of the past. We cannot expect things to be the same. That also means whatever we are studying right now, will no longer be relevant in 10 years time.
Education is a never ending process. It does not start in school, it starts at home. It also does not end in school. It only ends when you left this world. This is how we should view education from now on wards.
If you do not move forward, you will be left behind. There are no places for people to stand still, because everyone is moving so fast. You have to keep improving yourself, not just to get ahead of others, but just to simply keep up with your peers.
Education has raised many people from poverty to prosperity. It is not just in terms of monetary value. It can be seen as an uplifting of a nation. With education, people know more about health, technology, food, environment, and many more. Only through education, we can truly improve the lives of many people, and make the world a better place.
Let your education starts today.
Let your education ends only on the day you leave.
Not on the day you leave school.