The Importance Of Education

781 WordsNov 19, 20174 Pages
This world is filled with different types of people, some who believe education is gained through one way, a series of standardized tests or even ___. However, there are some people who base education off of an individual’s own natural mind. The growth of a child is necessary no matter which way they gain their knowledge. As a society, we must accept the tender plants of youth and any weeds along the way. Knowing that each person has different flaws and different strengths, if that is cultivated instead of being weeded out, it can be more beneficial for a society as whole because it brings in the versatility needed for a society to function properly. Emerson once said, “Respect the pupil” (Emerson 83). As a student in this modern society,…show more content…
While it may be true that in order to be successful, every student needs to be challenged and told the difference between their strengths and weaknesses, this should not become a constant way of pushing the idea of success as an individual’s only option. It’s important for each student to realize that smartness is not based off of how many formulas or ideas they could memorize but what they plan on doing with the formulas and ideas they have learned. However, if a child doesn’t want to gain knowledge through such processes, let him down his own way, the only value is to know that they are learning and respecting what they learn instead of knowing if for a short period of time and once they move on to the next piece of material, they forget what they learned before because that information has no relevancy to them now. There are certain instances in life, where the end result is less meaningful than everything in between. If we begin to train the younger generations to look for what they need from education versus what they should want, our society will be conformed to thinking that all minds work the same. This is where Emerson’s words of wisdom come to life in which he said, “keep his nature and arm it with knowledge in the very direction to which it points (Emerson). This signifies that this direction might not be the same for all, mine might be left
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