The Importance of Education in Today’s Society
So, do you think that EDUCATION is absolutely necessary in modern society? Does education have significant meaning in one's life?
Education is the process of learning and acquiring knowledge in a school from a teacher, getting knowledge from a parent, family member and even a friend. Education is the key that allows people to move in the world, search for the best jobs and succeed in life. Education is one of the factors that influence the work that people occupy, advances in their future careers, about the income they receive, and about the rank they have. The more educated a person, the prestige and power belongs to the person.
However, unfortunately, we have places in the world where not everyone has the opportunity or opportunity to get a formal education. India is among the countries where a large number of people are illiterate. Nearly 55% of the population in India is illiterate. Partly because most of the country lives in villages, not cities, where education is more common. Most people living in the villages spend most of their time growing crops and harvesting their fields and do not consider it necessary to get an education in order to harvest their fields or do household chores. Girls living in the villages get married at a young age, and then they are busy with family and household chores. According to Indian beliefs, girls usually get married at an early age and are advised to stay at home and take care of the household, rather than study or work. That is why many parents in India are concerned that their daughter is married, and not her education. I can give an example in my life. When I was in India, I wanted to get further education and fulfill my dream. Instead of what society thinks, I wanted to continue my health careers to serve my community. The support of my family, especially my grandfather, gave me the strength to keep my dream alive. I was 18 years old when we moved to the United States, and the transition to a country that is culturally, academically and politically different was not easy. I didn’t know what I could do with my life when I came to the States. The transition was difficult for my parents. The need to find a business, taking care of my education and me and my sibling's studies and setting up in a new environment were definitely difficult. Having done most of the college in India, it was difficult for me to start college. My father's brother, who is a doctor, inspired me to keep my dream alive, to pursue a career in medicine. I started my college education, where in the first year I struggled with most of the classes, because the educational system was different from the one I was used to. I joined clubs and other organizations in college to learn more about medical careers. I gained the knowledge that I need to continue my career in medicine, but, nevertheless, I have never encountered what is happening in the real world of medicine. I did everything I could to help me fulfill my dream. I am currently a specialist in emergency medical care, and I enjoy working in related areas of health care.
I believe that education is the most important thing not only for success in life, but also for a more educated population, which plays an important role in making the nation more successful and well rounded. Getting a formal education is vital, but non-formal education is important for success in life. At school, you can learn English, history, mathematics, science and be a "book intellect." In addition, you can learn to live, knowing what to say, when acting in a particular way in a particular situation, and being “street”. You may have all the “book” knowledge in the world about a particular profession, but if you do not know how to behave with your colleagues and superiors, than with the “book” knowledge, you will not take you too far. For example, if you are a doctor by profession, you have all the knowledge about the world of medicine and know a lot about health care, but if you do not have bed manners and interact badly with your patients, employees, and team, what is the point of having all the “book” knowledge. To succeed in life and to reach a point in life where people respect you for what you are, this is what matters, because at this moment you succeed in formal and non-formal education. Education is very important, and no one should deprive it.
“No nation can leave its security only to the police and the army; to a large extent, national security depends on the education of citizens, their knowledge of affairs, their nature and sense of discipline, and their ability to effectively participate in security measures.” – Kothari Commission
A well-educated population is a well-to-do, well-developed, strong nation.