Education – The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Education is the process by which people acquire knowledge, skills, emotions, attitudes, behaviors, ideas, customs and personal growth. Educational systems include training, teaching, storytelling, research and guided study. Education may be public, private or institutionalized. The curriculum may be specified by the government or controlled by teachers, boards and other institutions.

A person with a good education has greater potential to contribute to a better society. A person who is well-educated has greater job security, higher pay and other benefits. A well-educated person is more likely to achieve higher goals in life, to have higher levels of success in business, politics, international relations, sports and other ventures. A highly educated person is happier with life and has greater emotional satisfaction than someone with less education. A good education helps people to become successful in their careers and lives.

The process of education helps us to understand ourselves, others and the world around us. Through education, we become better members of society. It also contributes to social justice, improvement of quality of life, better health and safety conditions and increased opportunity. A well-educated person is aware of their rights and responsibilities, and more likely to take part in the public good. People with a good education are more likely to participate actively in society and participate in economic, political, cultural and other decisions affecting their community.

A better place means a better population. Education helps the educated people to properly serve the needs of the community. A better educated person is more productive than one who does not have access to quality education and training. People with access to high-quality education and training have more job security; they are more productive; they are happier with their lives; and they are more likely to live up to the expectations of those around them.

A good education also means a healthier society. A healthy society can only exist when there are people with access to health services and other services that contribute to the maintenance of good health. A nation’s economy will grow only if it has healthy people. A nation that has many overweight and obese people will have a poor economy because it will be difficult for that nation to contribute to the economic growth of other nations. Education helps promote a healthier society.

A nation where more people have access to education, and other opportunities to pursue education, will not only have a better population but will also have a better place to call home. Education brings not just knowledge but self-esteem, self-confidence and other positive aspects of being a good human being. A nation where more people have good education, and opportunities to pursue further education, will be able to contribute to the world’s prosperity. That is a precious gift.

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