Education Essay

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Amber Scott AP English Beth Cook 24 February 2015 Education The purpose of education is, not only to learn your ABC’s and math equations, but to prepare a student for the work field and ho to endure it. A small amount of schooling will get you nowhere; a lot of learning would make you a super genius, in a sense. The knowledge of mistakes can make a difference in your career life. If an adult is to learn from the mistakes they made years past, then they will gain the knowledge needed to “be the best” in the career of their choosing. Education is essential to the job of your choosing. The type of schooling you get from your preschool years, throughout your high school years, is what defines your capability to remember or learn something. During a job, the worker is required to read, do at least some math, and of course know the general science, in case you find yourself in a predicament of having to mix some chemicals together for the beset cleaning supplies. The quote “Learn from your mistakes” said by many people is not one that is to be taken lightly. People don’t say it for the fun of it; they say it because they mean it. “Nature loves analogies, but not repetitions” (Emerson, 1883) Ralph Waldo Emerson, best known for his essay “Self-Reliance”, wrote of nature and its relationship with a child. Nature doesn’t like repetitions, meaning that an adolescent shouldn’t make so many mistakes and repeat them again. However, many overprotective parents will have their doubts about this. Most of those parents want their children to learn but they don’t want them to do it on their own. In Emerson’s writings were put together posthumously in an essay called Education, it is written the replies of such mad suggestions; “would you leave to the young child to the mad career of his own passions and whimsies, and call this anarchy a respect for the child’s nature?” Those adults
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