Education and Success Essay

259 WordsOct 17, 20142 Pages
"Good education is needed for a successful career." By Shivani Naik "Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey. I firmly believe that education has the power to transform people's lives. Undoubtedly, education opens a plethora of opportunities and creates awareness about our rights and responsibilities. It equips us with the confidence to think clearly and the wisdom to decide properly. Unfortunately these days, education has become synonymous to schooling. This creates a stereotypical mindset and hampers individual creativity, encouraging people to tread on the tested path. This restricts people from following their hearts. In my opinion, education encompasses a broader perspective than what is generally considered. Great achievers like Albert Einstein, Sachin Tendulkar, Abraham Lincoln, Dhirubhai Ambani, etc were successful with minimal formal education, who relied on experiential and continual learning. Therefore, self education is of utmost importance for climbing the ladder of professional and personal success. Success follows people who discover their potential, nurture their talents and dream big. Their motivation to take up responsibility and ability to accept challenges helps them to improve their shortcomings. The education which guarantees success would be the one which aims at building integrity as well as intelligence. Among other teachings, it should also form the foundation for building a good character, teaching us values and empathy. Therefore, education is only half of what we need for the pursuit of success. The other half is the softer side of us because it is that part which will be liked, admired, remembered and trusted by
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