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THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION

Education is important because it trains the human mind, opens people to the rest of the world, and helps people find solutions too many of the world's problems Education trains the human mind to make the right decisions. From learning about past decisions and mistakes, we can figure out what the best path to take is in certain situations. Education helps people make the right decisions because it encourages them to be thinkers. An educated person can think of the positive and negative effects of every decision that they make and, more likely than not, they will make better decisions than an uneducated person who does not know how to reason would. All humans have some reasoning ability, but only the educated can reason and make decisions in the most efficient way. This is because their reasoning skills have been fine tuned. An uneducated person will have many difficulties in his or her life because he or she does not possess the ability to reason as well as educated people can. The training of the human mind is one of the most important values of education.

Education opens our minds to the outside world. It allows us to gain knowledge of other cultures and to learn more about our own culture. An uneducated person is shut off from the outside world. Because he or she cannot read or write, the uneducated person cannot gain wisdom or insight from books, magazines, or other mediums. Someone who is uneducated will not have knowledge of current events and will become isolated. On the other hand, an educated person will gain knowledge of the outside world and will be able to apply this knowledge to events in his or her own life. Instead of being isolated, an educated person will be opened to new ideas.

Education helps to solve many of the world's problems. One of the greatest sayings dealing with education is this, "give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." this...
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