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The Importance Of The Quest For Education

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The quest for education is an arduous and tumultuous one many undertake, but few achieve. There are multiple paths which one could can while on this quest. For many, the path of a close-mindedness is one most tend to astray from-for good reason. Close-mindedness essentially seals you off from the world of education, leads to dangerous and poorly thought conclusions, and inhibits growth as an individual. The goal of mankind should be to reach the peak of knowledge. Such a peak is impossible to grasp without education and the ability to think as an educated man. An educated man “is a man with certain subtle spiritual qualities which make him calm in adversity, happy when alone, just in his dealings, rational and sane in the fullest meaning of that word in all the affairs of his life (ADD CITATION/CRIMSON).” A man is nothing but a savage beast without these traits. The ability to reflect upon one’s self in a critical and rational manner is the foremost quality as it allows us to attain a greater understanding of ourselves and how we interact with the world around us. The learned man will be ridiculed and face adversity due to their knowledge, but they must remain defiant to the naysayers. “But I thought that I ought not to do anything common or mean in the hour of danger: nor do I now repent of the manner of my defense, and I would rather die having spoken after my manner, than speak in your manner and live. (CITATION (PLATO APOLOGY)” Socrates’s words serve as an important
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