Evolution depends upon learning. We observe, learn and grow. Historian called the human a social animal as we tend to connect with each other and get the knowledge from the interactions. This knowledge makes us the specie with intelligence. Education plays an important role in the personal growth of human mind and conscious. We can observe a clear difference between the mindset of a person belonging to today’s civilized society and a person who belonged to a society ten thousand years back when people used to live in caves. We observed and learned from the environment using our five senses and documented that experiences and passed on to our generations. That is how we accumulated the knowledge, and we became civilized.
The very first and most important thing about education is it brings the necessary knowledge and ability to process that knowledge for the benefit of people around us. Education is the tool of making a better perspective about the surrounding world. It shapes our opinion and builds our point of view regarding certain things like politics, economics, behaviors, religions, society, and life itself. Education might not be the only thing which brings knowledge but it plays a critical role in our personal development, and at the moment we don’t possess a structural process like education to enhance our behavioral capabilities. We get the information about the universe through our senses but that information is in the raw form, and education is the tool which converts that information into meaningful knowledge. Education makes us capable of differentiating things and thoughts while developing different techniques like critical thinking, analysis, and collaboration. The education helps you understand the meaning of life and purpose of this universe and how it works. Education breaks myths and superstitions by concentrating on the thought of every happening has a reason which we can explain using the scientific methods. So getting knowledge changes our perspective regarding life and we understand the meaning of it (Why Is Education So Important in Our Life? | Blog at EdLab, TC).
I think that education made me what I am right now. Education developed a good behavior and an excellent understanding of me. It made me think objectively and critically on the matter at hand and do my job efficiently. I have had a lot of educational experiences during my school as well as college life which shined my personality, but the technical projects sharpened my managerial as well as research capabilities. During the last year of my school, I had to perform a project in a group setting. We were a group of three, and we created a handmade weather station which had the capability of measuring six environmental variables including wind speed, wind direction, air pressure, air humidity, air temperature, and amount of rain. This project was very interesting in a way that it made me create everything from the scratch which was quite challenging and at the same time very interesting too. We had quiet distinctively completed the project along with all the deliverables and final presentation. This project educated me very well as it had a lot of new things to offer and it was my first mega project. This project developed the managerial, research and teamwork skills in me and I learned a lot of new subject knowledge during the project. The teamwork ability I learned from this activity helped me in other areas of life because this developed a sense of tolerance and respect for others in me. So overall this was a great experience to learn and grow.
I had the biggest stage fright during my school life which made me lack behind in most of the activities during the school times. I happened to be a shy person from the beginning which means that I always used to sit at the behind and try not to get into the limelight. I used to hate the show-off and boast about, so these were some of the reasons that I tried not to get attention. In the eighth grade, there was a science teacher who has the habit of asking the student to read the passage of the chapter loudly while standing in front of whole class. This experience was like a nightmare for me, I can fell knocking ankles right now.
It was a very first time for me to stand up in front of other children and it made me very nervous. When I was on the stage, I was shivering, and I was unable to concentrate. And after that, the worst thing happened. The children started to whispering and exchanging smiles which made me panic most horrible. Even now this thing makes me think less of myself that I should not have afraid of them and should have confidence. At that moment the role of the teacher was to cheer me up and give me confidence really, but she did not say anything, and neither boosted my moral. I think that it was my teacher’s responsibility at that moment to counsel me for that matter and should have given me some tips to overcome that situation, but no help came from a teacher that day. That made me struggle a lot after that, but now I think I am confident enough to present on any topic after years of practice and fight. I think that it was my worse educational experience due to the irresponsibility of the teacher.
Hard work and devotion are two very important things to be successful in the life. Luck plays a little role in the one’s prosperity, but determination will always be fruitful. So I think if we devote our selves to learning and do hard work then we will be able to achieve wonders no matter what hardships and difficulties come into the way.
Why Is Education So Important in Our Life? | Blog at EdLab, TC. https://edlab.tc.columbia.edu/blog/9886-Why-is-Education-So-Important-in-Our-Life. Accessed 5 Feb. 2018.