Most people are mirrors, reflecting the moods and emotions of the times. Few are windows, bringing light to bear on the dark corners where troubles fester. The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
The need for positive leadership is a practical part of everyday existence. Without positives, hopelessness replaces hope. None of us can live without happiness, satisfaction, or peace of mind if hope is denied. Rather, we live oppressed by what we fail to try. We need to remind our ourselves that although “failure is not an option”, it sometimes happens. The way we respond is what matters most, not the original outcome.
Without an education, a person’s opportunity in life can be very narrow and limited. However, the more education a person obtains, the more doors of opportunity will open.
Education is learning what you didn’t even know you didn’t know. Daniel J. Boorstin.
The purpose of education is mainly to open our minds to the new concepts and ideas that are affecting our world.
“Educate a child and he will be able to adjust to the turbulence of the market place; train a child for a job and he will be dependent upon government to retrain him when buggy whips are no longer in style,” (D’Aloia 1).
Without education, the mind is closed to the changing of times. When education plays a role in someone’s life, they can be the person to change the times. ” An uneducated person would not be very accepting towards the innovations yet to come. An educated person would adapt to the advancements and know how to work them into daily life. The purpose of education is to help student become critical thinkers. Critical thinking helps people to understand the concepts of the changing world and why it is changing. In this way, the mind becomes more open to the changes through understanding.
Education is also meant to examine and re-evaluate the social norms of a society, so that we may adapt and change.
“Representatives themselves require this most generalized knowledge during periods of rapid, indeed, revolutionary changes of unknown scope and duration,” (Jones 1).
Education is meant to help people adapt to the changes of the world by immersing them in knowledge. It is this same education that leads people to make revolutionary changes. A well trained, not well educated, work force performs well in a technical work climate and is not a citizen who can think, question, and understand what makes society function and why he has the freedom he has, (D’Aloia 1). An educated person will think, question, and understand what makes society function and why he has the freedom he has. This occasionally leads to hidden fragment of truth hidden from the uneducated mind. These truths can lead to the re-evaluation of society.
Education enables a man to become more efficient, to achieve with increasing facility the legitimate goals of his life. It opens new doors of opportunity. We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living.