Thursday, March 18, 2010
Education For What ?
For my entire life i believed people acquire education to gain knowledge but my experience proved me wrong.
I belong to a public sector university that has a really heterogeneous crowd.When i joined the university i was amazed to find that education meant something different to everyone.
To some education is just necessary to get a degree so they can get decent jobs and live a prosperous life.These are mostly people from the middle class and lower middle class who have families to support.Many others believe that a degree will act as a source of honor for them and they will be respected in the society.
There is another class of people who are just there because they were forced by their parents to complete their studies.These are often people who belong to a rich background and will probably join their family businesses once their studies are completed.
Believe it or not some people even attend university just to kill time ...they have nothing better to do at home.These people are generally those who have no goal in life or are confused about their lives.
No matter what kind of background you belong to or what is the purpose of your life i believe that anyone whose acquiring education should do so to gain knowledge.Without knowledge life is like a dark corridor...you'll never know where you're going.