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Education Is Important: Top 17 Reasons Why?

  “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
-Nelson Mandela

Education: one word that bears the potential to change your life and the world that surrounds you. This term or rather the concept of being educated is often misapprehended as being literate. Not a major proportion of people know that they are two entirely different things altogether. Being literate means acquiring the ability to read and write while being educated is a much wider concept. Education is something that helps you develop an identity and an optimistic view about self and others. It’s not restricted within the walls of theoretical knowledge rather gives more importance to the experiences that the various aspects of life have to offer.

It enables individuals to open their minds and perceive things in a different way. The main aim of education is to create a rational personality that is free from the pre-conceived notions of prejudices, superstitions and other evils that pertains in the society. It is not necessary that a literate person will always be educated and vice-versa. A person might be literate but completely lack any moral values or the ability to utilize his skills effectively or he might be educated and well-behaved but hasn’t necessarily attended any school or other institution.

Every country sears a dream to increase its literacy rate and to have literate citizens but we need to think is that enough? The answer is no. The road that leads to development demands its travelers to be both literate and educated.

Here are a few important points that will help you to realize why is it crucial to not just be literate but also be educated-

17. To have a confident and an appealing persona

People often judge you by the way you carry or conduct yourself. How you dress up, how you speak and how you treat others-all of it matters. You don’t even know how many eyes are keeping an eye on you, judging and making notions about you while you attend a gathering or any event. Education provides you with ample opportunities to learn from your experiences and inculcate a spark of confidence in you.

16. To give a life to your dreams

Acquiring literacy provides you with the tools to accomplish your dream whereas education gives you the clarity to give birth to a dream and the will to raise and realize it. Being educated not only helps you to give a direction to your life but also to know the importance of your dream and the right way to achieve it. It provides you the confidence that you have what it takes to stand apart and shine.

15. To have a comfortable lifestyle

No one wishes to have a meager lifestyle and the ultimate goal of survival is to be able to lead our lives with a luxurious home and a decent lifestyle. The most essential requisite in order to achieve this is education. Until and unless you don’t have a hold on yourself and the ability to implement your skills and realize your talent, you will not be able to hug a successful life. Literacy can teach you numbers, algebra, and math but the practical knowledge of calculations, where and how you should spend your money-education teaches it.

14. To help you realize that Family is precious

It is with an education that the realization strikes ‘no gem is more valuable than family.’ Money, luxury, and all other materialistic possessions are all short-lived and exhaustible. At the end of the day, what stays with you, having your back and ensuring your well-being is your family. No treasure is more precious than the bond of love that we share with our family and education helps us to strengthen the roots of that bond.

13. Facilitating socialization

We all have often heard this phrase that man is a social animal. Education serves as a platform for an individual to interact with fellow individuals and get to know them. It helps you to share experiences and learn from other people’s experiences. You get to develop your good-will, make friends and live your life in a peaceful and amicable manner. It facilitates one’s socialization process and helps to grow as a person.

12. Bid adieu to Identity crisis

Identity crisis defined as a period of uncertainty and confusion in which a person’s sense of identity becomes insecure; is resolved by the means of education. It helps you to be a part of the society and develop an identity of your own. It keeps all the societal expectations and norms at bay and enables you to meet your real self and perceive an identity that defines you. Education frees you from the shackles of all the stereotypical constructs like gender bias and enables you to live on your own terms and drive your life on a self-chosen path.

11. Introduces you to the realm of knowledge

The most basic thing that education provides is knowledge in abundance. Not any area specific theoretical knowledge but practical and rational knowledge about how things work in the real world. This worldly knowledge helps to protect you from the shrewd, cunning minds out there who do not leave a single opportunity to take advantage of someone’s innocence. Also, it makes you capable to understand the world around you in a different and effective manner.

10. Unleash the creativity within with education

Education helps you to introspect and meet the version of yourself that you were not aware existed. The creativity that was dumped deep within under the stress of leading a successful life gets some air to breathe and room to grow. It makes you cognizant with the fact that it is important to unleash your talents and engross yourself in some recreational activities to ensure that your mental peace proliferates.

9.  Say Hi to Hard work

Education compels you to know that life begins at the end of your comfort zone. We have heard the age-old adage that hard work is the key to success but very few of us actually implement it in our lives. Education makes sure that we stay away from the stagnancy of thoughts, emotions and actions and welcome hard work in our lives with open arms.

8. Emphasizes on empowerment

Education and empowerment goes in hand in hand. It makes you aware of your rights and responsibilities and puts a halt to our dependency on others. It empowers you financially, emotionally, socially and spiritually and endows you with the capability to make your life decisions without relying on any external source. If you are educated you won’t be subdued by any societal pressures and won’t ever make a silent cry about something that needs a loud shout-out. Education teaches you that tolerating an atrocity is as much of a crime as doing or being a part of one and one must have the courage to raise his/her voice against what’s wrong.

7. Creating a safe environment

Education helps us to develop a conscience that tells us the distinction between good and bad. We understand the worth of other humans and learn to respect their dignity.

6. Staying away from sedentary lifestyle

Having a healthy and balanced lifestyle is very crucial to ensure a happy and long life. These days, we seem to have forgotten about the need and importance that yoga, exercise or being indulged in physical activities play in our lives. All that we are interested in is becoming couch potatoes and sticking to our phones or laptops all day long. We are so entrapped in the cobwebs of the virtual world that we are drifting poles away from real connections. Education instills the much needed imbue of healthy life back to our monotonous, junk lifestyle.

5. Contributing to the Economic growth

Education enables us to do well in our lives in different ways. It enhances one’s communication skills thus helping him/her in networking with people whose resources might benefit them in any possible way. Also, it creates job opportunities thus making a person financially independent. And once you start earning, the country’s economic growth benefits as unemployment decreases and it brings economic prosperity to the country.

4. Embracing the diversity

India is a diverse country with different states having varying cultures. People following different religions reside together within our country and in such a scenario, the possibilities of having riots are very high. Education instills within you the respect for all the religions and makes you embrace the diversity of our nation with smile. We realize the power that lies in the saying ‘unity in diversity’ and extend a friendly hand towards people from every corner of the map. Judging someone on the basis of their race, color, religion or culture is not acceptable and we respect and love every individual on humanitarian grounds.

3. Keeping a track of the technology

With the advent of technology, it has become essential to be up to date and keep a track of all the ongoing innovations. There was a time when social media platforms didn’t even exist and now we live in an era where our mornings start off by checking our mobile phones for notifications. In such a time, education plays a pivotal role to help us understand such new adept technology, be a part of it and use it to our discreet advantage. Also, being able to discover our own innovations also requires getting education. It is not wrong to say that education is more or less the starting point of pretty much everything.

2. Having empathy for others

Being able to put ourselves in someone else’s shoes to know what they must be feeling or going through is empathy and it is a one of the most important emotions to exist. Having empathy is very much needed as it helps us to connect with the other person and know their situations in a better way. Education is the key to possess empathy.

1.Overall development of self and the country

Literacy provides the base for development and education facilitates and ensures the overall development of an individual as experiences teaches a great deal of things. In turn, an empowered, independent and settled individual proves to be an asset for the country as well. Thus, education benefits both the person and the country.

 

Hence, we can conclude by saying that education is just like the soft mud that is required in order to shape a pot in a beautiful and perfect way. It shapes our character, moral, capacities, talents and thus our life. Without it, we would roam meaninglessly in our journeys.

Stop, think and analyze: are you really educated or just literate?

 

 

Top 12 Reasons Why Friends Are Important Part of Life

From our development to our well-being, from success to sadness, from infancy until our last day, friends have a pivotal role to play in all stages that we witness. They accompany us through all walks of life no matter what, and there are times when we wonder: who are friends?

Friends are the ones who don’t leave a single chance to make fun of us but are ready to smash off other people’s faces if they do the same. Friends are the ones who scold us for all our wrongdoings but also have our backs always, in all ways. They serve as the family that we choose. We share a variety of relationships under one umbrella and it’s with friends that we create memories, experiences, and happiness. It is a blessing to have a bunch of people with whom you can share your heart without giving it a second thought.

For all those who follow the American sitcom titled F.R.I.E.N.D.S: at some point in time, we would have all wished to have a group like Chandler, Joey, Phoebe, Monica, Ross, and Rachel. Having people to sing ‘I will be there for you’ has always been a dream.
There is a gamut of reasons that can be listed so as to tell why is it important to have friends in our lives, but here are a few that pretty much sums it up all:

12. Survival Buddies

Friends are our hands to hold on in darkness, happy place to go in moments of contentment, shoulders to weep on when we are low, a diary to keep our secrets secure and a light to illuminate the way when we are lost. No matter which stage of life we are in or what experience we are dealing with, they are our survival buddies. They tell us just what we need to hear and make us believe that it will pass through. They are there through all thick and thin and are the prime objective of our survival through all spheres of life.

11. Bye-Bye Loneliness!

With your gang around, you never feel lonely. They seem to disseminate an anti-loneliness drug that gives you the strength to fight all blues. No matter how big a problem might be, a little time with your buddies and it’s all sorted. Just as your shadow, your friends never leave you out alone and it’s time you bid your goodbyes to loneliness with them around.

10. Mirror-Mirror On The Wall

Just like the magical mirror that snow white’s step-mom possessed, we all have magical friends who hold the mirror up for us. No matter how harsh the truth is, they tell us without coating it in sugar or mincing any words. They are there to guide us if we ever lose our way. Unlike others, they tell us what’s right for us and not just what we need to hear. They care for our well-being and they don’t fear being judged.

9. You can be YOU

With friends, you don’t have to wear a mask and you have all the freedom to be who you really are. You know they will never judge you and will always support you in all your decisions and choices. You share a next level comfort zone with them, the kind where you don’t have to think before you speak.

8. Even the weirdest of thing become ‘memories’

That’s the best thing about having friends: they create such circumstances that you see a side of yourself that you would have never seen otherwise. You do craziest, weirdest and silliest of things without thinking and later wonder- did you really do those? And all of it become stories to share with your children. You learn to hug craziness and let go of boredom.

7. Unconditional Love

Your friends have no reason to love you, they love you for who you are without any conditions, and that’s the best kind of love. They don’t expect anything, they don’t demand anything. They are just there loving you and caring for you.

6. Fun-element of Life

It’s just with friends that we share inside jokes that only we can make sense of. Right from using code words to snigger about someone or checking out someone without letting them know, only friends can do that. They spice up our lives in a funny way and let us enjoy it like never before.

5. Ears to everything that we say

Friends are the best listeners that are ready to listen to all that we have to say without complaining. They have the patience to listen to us ranting about things for hours and still be there. They neither judge nor preach, just listen and sometimes that’s all we want- someone to lend ears to our whines.

 

4. Help you to Grow

Your friends help you to accept your flaws and be the better version of you.  They help you to grow through all problems of life and inspire you to be a better person.

3.  Add life to Days

As it is said that don’t add days to life, add life to days- friends help you to do both. They not just assist you in enjoying your days to the fullest by adding colors and a sense of positivity to them but also help to increase your longevity says a study.

2.  Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil

All the good things are even better when you have friends to share it with and all the sorrows are short-lived when you have friends to take you out of it. Life is a journey that becomes beautiful with the companionship of friends.

1. Having a ‘FRIEND-FLUENCE’, having a ‘FRA-MILY’

Your friends around you have a great deal of influence on you and your life. You share a deep bond with them and the friend-fluence they have on you tends to play an important role. You don’t realize when your bonds get deeper and you have a family apart from your family; a ‘framily’. It’s crucial to have a framily as there are some things which you aren’t comfortable discussing with the real family.

 

Having good friends is as important in life as is having oxygen to breathe. While choosing friends, don’t prefer quantity, prefer quality. Life is partly what we make it and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.