How Education Has Impacted My Life

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What is education? According to Webster’s Dictionary education is defined as, (noun) 1: the action or process of being educating or of being educated, 2: the field of study that deals mainly with methods of teaching and learning in schools. What does education provide for us? How important is education in today’s society? Education is the very foundation in which we as individuals grow, and formulate the knowledge we gain through life into meaningful ways of adapting to the world. Education is very important in the sense that in today’s society, there is not much success without education. Education allows us to grow and learn intellectually. It gives us the ability to enhance our perception of the world as we see it, and construct our own views of that perception into our core values. Just try and imagine a world without education. When we think of education, we need to think of all types of education, along with the many forms of education, and all that that entails. Education includes life skills, basic knowledge of the world, trainings, learning styles, and of course the school process as well. As a child growing up, I was not told or taught about the importance of educating myself. I was not informed this would be one commodity needed for success and wealth. I came to believe as a child that education was a choice, in a sense that is true. I come from a family where education was a choice, and minimum wage was the hierarchy. I was taught minimum wage was better than no wage at all. I come from a family where education was not real high on the priority list of great success. A place where you got a job and you stuck it out all the way through retirement. Where you were crowned with a gold watch for all the dedication, ... ... middle of paper ... ...nning to get old fast. Thus, beginning my education as an adult learner, I got clean from all illicit substances, and at the age of thirty four, I finally obtained my GED. I did not stop there. I finally found the true value in education, and it changed my view on how important it is to have an education. Education has value to me today. Without education I would not be where I am today, feeling the way I do about myself, and doing what I love the most. I am helping others, educating them on their own values, and the values they place on their world. For education comes in many types and forms. So ask yourself these simple questions? How important is education to me? What value do I place on education? References Education. (2010). In Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. Retrieved August 15, 2010, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/education

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