Sir: When I started thinking about why education is so important, I remembered my high school years when I used to spend almost five hours a month on math homework, wake up at 6:00 AM and get ready for my PSAL soccer game after school. I remembered my teachers, school subjects, the studying and the fun!
I never really hated school. But many of my peers hated going to school. I have had some friends who did not like the idea of studying.
Some needed to be up in summer school for recovery. I personally was always focused because I wanted to become a software engineer. I knew it would be hard and very challenging, hence I would need to work hard in school.
However I believed I could handle the challenge. The first thing that struck me about education was the knowledge gain. Education gives us a knowledge of the world around us and helps us change it for the better.
It develops in us a well-informed perspective on life. It helps us build opinions and have points of view on numerous issues.
People debate over the subject of whether education is the only thing that gives knowledge. Some say education is the process of gaining information about the surrounding world while knowledge is something very different.
They are right. But then again, information cannot be converted into knowledge without education. Education makes us capable of interpreting things, among other things. It is not just about lessons in textbooks. It is about the lessons of life. One thing I wish I can do is, to provide education for all. When no child is left behind, the world will change for the better!