Education is very important in life today to become successful. There are many necessary basic principles and things that a person will learn in school. One of these basic and most fundamental things is to read and write. Reading and writing is so important in life because it is hard to communicate and follow the rules of society without being able to or knowing how to do it. Many signs and rules are written out and if you can’t read you will be lost and unable to follow the rules. There is definitely more than one purpose of education. The purposes of education are to make an individual aware, to earn money, and to develop social skills.
An individual learns many of the basic things about life in school. “The fundamentals of science and math, which one acquires during school, are pillars on which his understanding of life is based” (Oak). Basic addition and learning about the world in which we live is done in school. We become aware of the world and learn why certain things are the way they are. “It’s through education that you learned about yourself and the world around you. That’s the basic purpose of education – to make an individual aware.” (Oak). You learn about your body parts, why they are there, and what they do, in school. Even though these things might be simple, they are mostly learned in school.
School is where people interact constantly and develop strong relationships. “Education helps an individual acquire social skills, which enable him to interact with people around, maintain social relations and blend well with others in society” (Oak). These social skills are used throughout a person’s entire life. No matter what everyone communicates with other people. Every job requires some type of communication, so these skills are very important to develop, which happens in school. Education also “exposes him to competition” (Oak). Today there is a lot of competition for jobs and to get into colleges. A person needs to learn to deal with competition and compete as best as possible, and this takes place in school.
One of the most important purposes of education is to earn money. People are more enticing to employers when they have a college degree or a masters in a field of study than someone with only a high school diploma. The person with more education will most likely get the job because they are more qualified. “Many employers use your level of education to determine the salary that you will receive when you are hired” (Baker). People with higher educations receive more money. “Statistics show that people with higher education make as much as $200,000 more over a lifetime than those with lesser education” (Baker). It is almost impossible to live without money, so education provides a way to make more money so that you can live a better life by being able to afford all necessities. Then luxuries can be bought which make some people feel happy and more accomplished.
Education is almost necessary today to find any job other than labor jobs. Education can only help in making a person more qualified for jobs that pay more. Even the basic knowledge along with the basic life skills and lessons learned in school can make someone a better well-rounded person. It will give them an advantage over people who are less educated. Everything in the world comes down to competition and education and the workplace is where the most competition occurs. The main purposes of education are to make an individual aware, to earn money, and to develop social skills.
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