The Future Progress Of The Human Mind

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Reminisce when you were a child between the ages of about six to eighteen years old. For a vast majority of us, we would think about memories from elementary, middle, and high school. Now ponder how your life would change if you never went to school? Seems like an unimaginable task for many of us. Many people just assume that every child has the opportunity to be educated. The heartbreaking fact is that there are still people in the world today who don’t have access to education. In “The Future Progress of the Human Mind,” Condorcet discusses and emphasizes the importance for equal access to education. Education is crucial and no matter who you are or where you come from, everyone should be entitled to an education.
Education prepares individuals for the future that they fantasize about. An extremely common question most of us were asked at some point in our life was, “What do we want to be when we grow up?” Some of the answers could have been an astronaut, doctor, or in my case a teacher but, before those dreams come true, an education is necessary. Condorcet states, “For at present even in the most enlightened countries scarcely one in fifty of the people who have natural talents, receives the necessary education to develop them;” (34) Condorcet’s point is that not many people obtain the education needed to fulfill their dreams. Therefore, it is important that everyone has an equal access to education to become the people they want to be. As the prominent philosopher

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