The importance of education in life cannot be doubted. Education opens up our minds and makes us broadminded. There is no better time than the present to understand this. Gobalization has transformed the world into one big village. It is possible for us to know about the different cultures or events taking place at the other end of the world today. All these has been made possible due to education. Education has broadened our minds, so that we are not confined to our countries and comfort zones anymore. We aren't trapped in our small worlds, instead we have come out of our shells and begun to explore and learn new things. Learning about new things and different cultures not only adds to our literacy bank but also instills in us humane qualities. For example if we see that a society in some other part of the world has accepted HIV patients and begun to work for them, then we might also begin to do the same. Maybe we had resorted to shunning them earlier but education can change our thought processes for the better. It therefore helps in making us more tolerant and accepting.
Education also provides opportunities to interact with people from different walks of life. It leads to better understanding and an exposure of how the world lives and thinks. It is our duty to inculcate the importance of education in children. They should be made aware that list of degrees that tail an individual's name does not mean that one is educated. It holds a much wider perspective. Education means to go beyond the degrees and continue to achieve by acquiring knowledge. In the real sense education means to evolve from being an individual to a human being capable of, not merely 'surviving' but living life.
The importance of education goes beyond the concept of being literate. It goes much deeper, in denoting a way of life and thinking. Education today has become synonymous (rightly so) with being a well-informed, thinking person.