We are the leaders of tomorrow
Education is a passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today _ Malcolm X
To educate is to teach, to inspire, to instruct, to direct, to uplift, to empower, to train, to equip and to impart knowledge on. Education is the process by which everything mentioned above is done. Education is really one of the best things to happen to man and it dates back in time.
Education they say is the key. Growing up I had always wondered what door education was the key to, or what door it opened. But now I realize that almost everything revolves around education. The world has reached a stage where education is held really high and only the educated get celebrated (including the rich though).
"Parents listen to your children, we are the leaders of tomorrow, try and pay our school fees and give us sound education".
This was one of the songs we used to chorus at the assembly ground when I was in primary school. At that moment, we didn't really understand what those words meant, we just sang it because it actually felt great in our mouths.
Now recalling those words, they actually made so much meaning. We are the leaders of tomorrow, so give us sound education. We truely are leaders, exposed to the world through education. Education enlightens us, cleans us from ignorance and exposes us to intelligence.
To be educated is to be given a passport to a better future, a future free from ignorance and backwardness. One step at a time you see your life changing, something you didn't know before, you start to grasp and apply in your everyday life, it becomes part of you, it opens your eyes.
Don't be mistaken, education doesn't have to do with going to school alone. It could mean learning how to speak a new language, or knowing how to cook a dish, or learning how to knot a tie. They're a lot of things encompassing education and that's what makes it phenomenal.
The word sound couldn't be more stressed in that song because truthfully, no matter how much we try to sugarcoat it, we're falling short of sound education.
I know most people from the western world and other developed country can't relate but for most of us, the education system is in disarray and it leaves room for a lot of questions. We used to think we were the leaders of tomorrow, but it has dawned on us that tomorrow would never come.
Nothing has really changed, even if the world is changing. Our students are bombarded with unnecessary subjects and courses neglecting the real thing, the main reason they ever even bothered to be educated. Dilapidated educational facilities are the best we can be offered.
Parents fail to inculcate in their kids morals that'll make them better people. Sometimes they're scared to hurt them, they just want to remain friends with them and leave the parenting to the teachers. They avoid any blame and blame everything on the teachers, which is logically quite easy. Just like @tarazkp pointed out in his post here
A lot of parents over the last decade or two have decided that they will be friends with their kids and let the teachers do the parenting. However, the teachers have simultaneously had their authority weakened, which means kids are coming to school acting like terrors due to the lack of parenting in the home and, the teachers haven't the tools to do anything about it. Then on top of this, anything they do is criticized in a public forum by parents who do not want to upset their children, so blame the teacher. Definitely not worth the teaching degree and the salary attached to it.
What is the world really turning into, our world, our heritage. Can we truely lead the next generation? Can we be sure to educate them on the right norms, on the cultures and traditions our forefathers passed on to us?.
I wonder, and I still keep on pondering how the next generation would be like. Would they be an education left to pass across to the generation after this one or would it become lost, lost never to be found.
There are a lot of benefits accruing to being educated, a lot of great people became who they are today because some one took the time to train them and give them the key that opens doors. Can you just imagine a world without books and teachers?. Close your eyes for a second and visualize how the world would be without teachers and books.
The likes of the great Albert Einstein with all that knowledge would just go to waste because they'll have been no way to pass his knowledge across. Look at the likes of shakespeare who's mastery of literature is the foundation for a lot of literary inclined individuals, without education I'm not sure a lot of people would be able to share his knowledge.
Education also makes you really confident. It boosts your self confidence and makes you see yourself differently. You tend to see yourself differently, standing in large crowds to talk becomes a normal thing. Who wouldn't love to be educated after all the great things it does in someone's life.
They're a lot of benefits that being educated can add to someone's life, I'm sure you know a few of them, you can share them in the comments so all of us can get a chance to rub minds and learn from each other.
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