The Importance of Education

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The Importance of Education
As an elementary student, I remember playing a game on the computer called Schoolhouse Rock. One of the phrases I remember from this game is Knowledge is Power. In some cases, knowledge can in fact be power. But currently there is no speeds learn system like there is in The Prisoner, so all people who want to acquire knowledge have to be educated. Education is important because it trains the human mind, opens people to the rest of the world, and helps people find solutions to 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. For example, an educated person may use his or her knowledge of science to fix a chair or to determine why their metal baseball bat is rusting. For another problem, an educated person might draw on their knowledge of English and logic to help them form an argument. For an educated person, these tasks would be very simple. But, for an uneducated person, these tasks would prove very difficult, if not impossible for some.

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...
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