Why do we go to school? Why do we study? Why do we complete exams?
Many of us are too focussed on the end goal- a certificate, reward, or qualification- that we forget the beauty in knowledge. Knowledge is power.
Google defines knowledge as: facts, information, and skills acquired through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. I define knowledge as: an incredible source of understanding about ourselves, the people around us, and the world around us.
We often take education for granted. An 11 year old that I spoke to today described education as only a gateway to a job, and thus money. This young boy correctly identified the possibilities of education; however, the boy’s lack of appreciation of the knowledge served to him at school astounded me.
I am intrigued to know: how do you value your education?