Education and It's Importance in Life.

Essay by jonathan21High School, 12th gradeA+, September 2005

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What is the real purpose of education? Are we in it simply for the purpose of learning? Well to me education is just learning everything that is needed to know to survive in this world. As a child, I remember my mother telling me to make sure I succeed in school so that when I grow up I can be somebody. I told her I wanted to be a doctor and that I would do my best and make her proud. In reality, what was the purpose of this education that I would receive in my future years? Education is there to make us all well-rounded and not just educated individuals. The whole purpose of education is not simply learning history, science, algebra and writing, but learning to incorporate intelligence with social awareness.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary one of the definitions of the word 'education' is: 'The systematic instruction, schooling or training given to the young in preparation for the work of life; by extension, similar instruction or training obtained in adult age and also, the whole course of scholastic instruction which a person has received.

Often with limiting words denoting the nature of the predominant subject of the instruction or kind of life it prepares, as classical, legal, medical, technical, commercial, art education.' Although this is an accurate description of what an actual education may be, there is a great deal more to the process of becoming educated than the actual instruction and schooling one may receive.

There are many different ways to view education but the way I view it differs from the way most students would view it. In my mind, I see a long, white corridor, and the length of this corridor is infinite. Hanging from the ceiling is a...