Impact of Education
Education is one of the most essential necessities of a personal life because without education, we would not have a brighter future. In two essays “Learning to Read and Write” and “A Homemade Education”, Malcolm and Douglass describe what they have gone through in order to become more successful in their pursuits in life. While Malcolm X lived part of his life in prison, he spent his time writing numerous definitions from a dictionary amongst the walls and tables. The elements of the dictionary motivated him to not only become a free man, but a well educated one at that. Douglass, who also taught himself, began his life in slavery. But after a series of attempts, he escapes from slavery and pursues into his educational life in order to find a way to free all slaves from this madness. People pursue in education with different purposes, but the main reasons are to have a better job, develop their knowledge of understanding and improving oneself to become a better person. To begin, individuals pursue an education primarily because everybody dreams of having a successful career. To achieve these goals, they have to be adequately educated. In my childhood, I was raised with having high ambition to becoming a doctor to help people. My family shows great support for this career choice because it is considered a valuable job in receiving high pay. Recently, the economy has suffered greatly that people become greatly restricted in what jobs they can find and how much they are paid. Some decide to go back to college to get a higher degree in order to find better jobs. From doing this, they are able to achieve any future plans or dreams that they never thought of being able to do. In “A Homemade Education”, Malcolm was motivated by many erudite people such as Bimbi “[Bimbi] had always taken charge of any conversations he was in”(81). Because of his grand education, he used to control all conversations and it made Malcolm envy to have knowledge....
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