It’s important to get a college education not only to be successful in the future but also to think for yourself and gain freedom through education, we can accomplish this by being educated liberally. Like Cronon, I think “a liberal education is about gaining the power and wisdom, the generosity and the freedom to connect” (Cronon; paragraph 18) to the real world.
Finding a purpose to attend college should go beyond college itself, you should be motivated to learn something you have a passion for and will actually use and apply it to the world. ”Truly educated people love learning, but they love wisdom more” (Cronon para 15). When learning you are just recycling information that the educators teach you just like Freire’s “banking system” but wisdom is what you incorporate to the “real world” and it is what is most valued than just being educated and not apply what you learned with other things.
In my opinion liberal thinkers or people who are liberally educated want to be able to progress in life and not just do what they are told to do. They want to be able to think for themselves and come up with their own ideas. Liberal educated people want to “leave the world a better place than they had found it” (Cronon para 17). It takes wisdom and education to leave the world a better place than how it was before because it’s not an easy thing to do in a life time. Liberalists want to progress no just to benefit them but to benefit everyone else as well and I think they can accomplish this by using their wisdom and their college education. The way I see the banking system is that the educators are selfish because they only teach to their own convenience and they don’t let the receivers think for themselves. The receivers then don’t make any progress in life due to the fact that they are so used to just following the rules that are given to them by the educators. Liberal education is not like that. “Liberally educated people understand they belong...
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