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The True Meaning of Education

Education encompasses more than knowledge; it nurtures a well-rounded individual. It's not just about grades; it's about empathy, responsibility, and critical thinking. True education fosters societal development, not just personal achievement. It's a pursuit of wisdom and self-improvement, aiming at holistic growth, societal contribution, and understanding life's supreme truths.
An emerging writer, a learner, talks on social issues, education, values of life and things that matter.
Priyanka Kumari

The true meaning of education goes beyond the mere achievement of knowledge and involves the holistic development of an individual. Education is not solely about obtaining certificates or degrees but rather about becoming a well rounded, empathetic, and responsible member of society.

Education encompasses more than knowledge; it nurtures a well-rounded individual. It's not just about grades; it's about empathy, responsibility, and critical thinking. True education fosters societal development, not just personal achievement. It's a pursuit of wisdom and self-improvement, aiming at holistic growth, societal contribution, and understanding life's supreme truths.

 Importance of education

  • Education plays a crucial role in shaping the future and improving the quality of life for oneself and others. 
  • It empowers people to solve problems, innovate, and lead fulfilling lives. 
  • It entails learning, understanding the world, and applying that knowledge to enhance one's life and contribute positively to society. 
  • Without education, life is just like black-and-white TV deprived of colors. 
  • The power of a pen can change the whole game overnight.

Phrases such as "padhega india aage badhega india" highlight its role in India's economic development.

 The failing education system

  •  A healthy society demands education, and education demands devotion towards learning. But unfortunately, both are found to be missing. 
  • The true meaning of being educated means building relations with humanity. Humanity is in dire need of education that can bring the essence of Gurukul teachings and mindset. 
  • In ancient times, students used to possess a strong mindset. They were physically, mentally, and emotionally very strong.
  • Unfortunately, students in today's world are facing mental, physical, and emotional pressure from society, which is a matter of concern. 
  • Social media is proving to be one of the greatest means of distraction for today's youth. 
  • The luxurious lifestyle and insensible acts of influencers attract them towards the fake world, far from their reality, resulting in major conflicts. 

The real meaning of being educated

  • Being educated doesn't mean just achieving good marks or high grades; it means using the knowledge to understand and develop our minds to think critically as we grow with time. 
  • Education is incomplete without kindness, humbleness, honesty, and loyalty. Understanding the values of life, it's importance and sticking to them no matter how hard they turn. 
  • Most importantly, education doesn't mean to run after status, class, and attitude. An educated person never flaunts his achievements. The more they achieve, the more down-to-earth and humble they become. 
  • Education's aim should be to make one capable enough to get their needs fulfilled, create a better society, and live a happy and satisfied life. 
  • The ultimate aim of education is to achieve the highest possibility of life. Discovering the raw material of the universe, the source of life, and the supreme knowledge of the self should be the end goal of education. 
  • Meditation, contemplation, and questioning the self can help one connect with the supreme truth of life. It can free one from all kinds of bondages and make one relish the divine essence of life. 

Conclusion

At the end, it's up to you whether you want to go for the real education or keep running after the never-ending race of superficial success. It's true that education is the only weapon that can cut down the roots of discrimination, superstitions, evil practices, and everything else that is corroding our nation. All we can do is be aware of the fast-changing world and adapt accordingly simultaneously, without forgetting our roots. 

An emerging writer, a learner, talks on social issues, education, values of life and things that matter.

Priyanka Kumari

An emerging writer, a learner, talks on social issues, education, values of life and things that matter.
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