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I Think Education Is Important

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    A Step Behind

    I recently met my father. It's a complicated story I've written about before. Another complicated story is how I ran away from home without my high school diploma. Even if I had my diploma (I did graduate, but ran off before it was in hand) I wouldn't have been able to afford...
    cosmicspeck cosmicspeck 22-25, F Jul 1, 2012

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    One of My Top Five Values

    I firmly believe that education can lead to some great things. I also believe that educated people are not. by this I mean we can receive education from other arenas besides schools. Being book smart does not make on able to use common sense. The school of hard knocks ...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F Aug 27, 2008

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    Infinity

    Education is important for our society and for each person in it. The traditional way of getting an education is by attending school, college, or university. But there are other ways to learn about a subject, to absorb knowledge. We can study at home, with a definite plan...
    represcent represcent 61-65 May 6, 2012

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    Education= knowledge=Power

    Education is very important. Why i say that? Well because it enhances your knowledge and broadens your horizons. It is important tool for success in life.  Education gives personal gratification.  It gives you the skills that are necessary in life. Helps you realize your...
    Anonymousgirls411 Anonymousgirls411 26-30, F Oct 17, 2013

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    Fundemental

    Education is important to everyone, its key to your self-confidence, to becoming a strong and resilient individual, but that doesn't necessarily mean formal education.  Life is an education, you can learn alot from other people, from nature, from non-formal sources such as...
    lostlittlefirefly lostlittlefirefly 31-35, F 1 Response May 16, 2012

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    I Wanna Pursue My Higher Education

    I wish I could be that person who is able to build a firm foundation from the bricks that everyone has thrown at me. (brainyquote.com) I make my walk into the room right before the time is up. Where have I been? have I come late? wait a moment,, what kind of moment will I want...
    ddangkochimp ddangkochimp 22-25, F Oct 9, 2013

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    Here's My Story.

    I've been depressed, I've been a negative thinker, I've been getting low grades. I find school annoying, disturbing.. I've never got any education to my mind..No matter how i try i keep falling down, or people pushing me down..I've given up.. My friends, my family, my TEACHERS...
    FloraViolets16 FloraViolets16 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Knowledge And Education

    I have always agreed that education, meaning the gathering of information on all subjects, not only the limited views of some, is very important to the growth of both individuals and society. Since it is human nature to fear what we do not know, what we do not understand, then it...
    WrathAngel WrathAngel 36-40, F Apr 24, 2012

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    What if the reason most people don't like math,

    science and geometry is because how completely logical they are and what does that say about the mindset and educational (and yes, scientific) literacy level and sense of reality those people possess?
    ScientificJustice ScientificJustice 26-30, M Jan 15

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    I Hate The New Inspector!!

    when i com back in time and try to figure out when i started to love the English language this much i really cant remember!!!i lost track v time!!! iv always been in love with Shakespear's lang!!!my most fav hobby as burying myself in book!! u can call me a book worm cuz am...
    landouch landouch 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    If You Aren't Taught , You Really Can't Learn.

    and, in my viewpoint, if you can't learn, you really can't live!
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2, 2009

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    Religious People Running My State School.

    I've had my children enrolled at a public school for the last few years, and I thought we would have a much more positive experience than what we have been getting. The school has a good academic reputation, so I naively thought it would be full of open-minded, intellectuals...
    unsaved unsaved 31-35, F Mar 21, 2013

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    And I learn more and more everyday.

    Spirit and metaphysical are the next sciences for us to become with. Learning of the gods and the ancients will help us discover our inner selfs(souls). I think there is a LOT of information that is being COMPLETELY overlooked by most.
    beckypoolovesyou beckypoolovesyou 18-21, F Jan 16

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    How To Find A Job When There Are None

    This might help! Many people rely on "Help Wanted" advertisements to find employment. Don't! Look beyond that. There's an enormous iceberg of jobs under the surface in the U.S. economy. You can't see them because they go unfilled and other employees take up the slack...
    BusinessToday BusinessToday 56-60 Sep 3, 2012

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    Sophmen

    I'm a sophomore in highschool and freshmen in college
    Nishanae Nishanae 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    If My Child

    ever has a problem in school. I would go beyond then I would have to help her out. Like now she's slow on speech so I'm going to the state about it and just waiting for their call. But when it comes to school and she's having more problems, I would look into their programs. I...
    GreenEyedBeauty GreenEyedBeauty 22-25, F Sep 18, 2009

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    Love Education

    One must have this innate feeling of going to school not because they have to but because it is the best thing to do. The responsibilities might be too many to handle , but sooner one will realize how education can change one's life. The goodness of belief that not everybody are...
    vintage01 vintage01 22-25, F Sep 15, 2012

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    School First

    Being a teenager I've seen many people put their boyfriends/girlfriends first or get in trouble with drugs/alcohol. Not that I'm against living life, but teens forget that life is long and that success in school will = success in life. Certainly, there is plenty of time for...
    SwankyChandelier SwankyChandelier 18-21, F Aug 13, 2010

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    Yes

    We can improve ourselves through education.
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Jan 23, 2011

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    To Get Ahead

    I'd love to complete my degree and when I speak to my children it's not "Oh when you finish high school..." it's "When you complete college..." I encourage it and she's already received one small scholarship. It will help her in the future as many employers...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2007

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    The Only Thing More Expensive Than Education Is Ignorance

      "The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." ~ C. S. Lewis "I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think." ~  Socrates "It seems to me that at this time we need...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2009

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    For Me It's Essential.

    Aristotle said education was life,or words to that effect. Life is certainly an education. I just want to avoid learning the hard way any more than I  have to.
    notdarcy notdarcy 41-45, M 4 Responses May 15, 2009

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    The Only Thing That Let's Me Stay At School..

    I want to have an awesome job one day and to live abroad.. And I know that I need good education therefore.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 8, 2007

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    Appeal to Higher Authority

    Somebody once asked Aristotle how superior the educated were to the uneducated. He replied "As much as the living are to the dead".
    Rob22make3 Rob22make3 41-45, M Oct 14, 2008

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    Education Is Important

    I wish I stayed in school, succeeded and have a career.  I think education is very important and should be everyone's priority finishing school and get a degree as we don't have to depend on anyone for anything and it also makes us feel better about ourselves.I know if I would...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    Education . .

    I do think education is important. Education is a shield against ignorance. It is a key that opens up many doors. Work hard, learn, understand, just struggle for a few years so that you can be stable for many many years. For those who crawl, climb, sweat . . they...
    ILoveAllah ILoveAllah 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 2010

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    Summer Class

    Such a LONGGGGGGG day. I am supposed to go out with my friends who are gonna be here in like 15 minutes, so I'll keep this somewhat short. Anyways, I had my first "Sustainable Global Food Systems" class today. SO MUCH BIOLOGY AND CHEM!! I'm not nearly nerdy enough for that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 14, 2013

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    Why Is Education Haunting Me.

    I've done my exams. I passed some. I failed some. But i worry about my failures Will i get through? Will I succeed? Will I have a bright future.? All i want is to make myself proud of me. I want education, badly..BUT.. Why do i find it difficult. ? No one told me the answers to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2013

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    An Uneducated Neighborhood

    Education, yep, definitely important. My parents drilled that into my head ever since I was a kid. Why? Well... See, I live somewhere near the slums. We own the land we live on, but nearly everyone else is what the government calls an "informal settler." They live in makeshift...
    statickandy statickandy 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    I Think I Should Pont This Out

    I'm very vocally against structured schooling for everyone. I'm against schools as they are right now completely. I don't think formal education is important at all. It can help, or it can hinder, depending on the person. But education isn't just school as I'm sure you know, it's...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    It Can Sure Help

    It's not the "be all and end all" but it sure helps. I think a person learns alot more than just what they are taught when graduating from post -secondary education.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M Dec 14, 2010

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    Education Is In Deed Important!!!

    please vote for me so I can win a scholarship @ http://www.wyzant.com/scholarships/v2/essay49296-Ellenwood-GA.aspx VOTE PLEASE. i really need all the help i can get because my family refuse to sponsor me.  please vote. it wont talk much of your time.
    Kleon Kleon 18-21, F Mar 3, 2012

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    In My Humle Opinion

    I don't think an education is only important for getting a good paying job, blah, blah, blah. I think I know that, especially since I am going to need 40,000-50,000 for school EACH year. No duh, I wouldn't be willing to pay this much money if it won't make me more qualified to...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F Dec 29, 2010

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    A Friendly Gesture.

    I hated school while growing up. Got mostly barely passing grades in all but a few subjects, where the teacher made the subject interesting to me, and those I aced. But, at age 16 I dropped out and at 17 joined the navy. A Liutenant, whose name I can't remember, took a liking to...
    zbignue zbignue 70+, M 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    VERY Important

    These days you can barely get a job anywhere with out  having a diploma or being  enrolled in college .. I cant stress to my kids enough that they will have to work hard in school and ill have to work even harder to help them succeed ... schools these days are getting...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Sep 14, 2007

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    In my opinion, education is an important tool

    for success in life. I'm not saying you have to be educated to be successful, I'm only saying it will exponentially increase your chances of attaining a better career. Although college for me was liberating and a time to experience new things, I still took it very seriously. I...
    CosabellaBeauty CosabellaBeauty 26-30, F Apr 2

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    Teach Them Well And Let Them Lead The Way

    Says 'The Greatest Love of All', and it should be a tenet of all those involved in education. Sadly, in the college where I work as a teaching assistant, this is not so in the case of a few individuals.I have thought for a few years about going into teaching, but today I was...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M Mar 22, 2012

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    Go For A Second Career Retraining In Order To Enhance Your Capabilities

    There may arise a situation when things don’t go the way you want them to. You must be sincerely doing your job but will be failing to get the desired results. Causes can be anything. You may not be satisfied of the current career option you’ve chosen or may be the job is not...
    smithmartin smithmartin 46-50, M Feb 19, 2013

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    Why Education Makes a Difference

    I believe that being educated, especially in a liberal arts setting, opens a person's mind to a certain degree.  I feel that through the courses you take and the experiences you undergo, communication skills are better, prejudices are lessened...because prejudice is really...
    boarderccb boarderccb 22-25 2 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    Does Anyone Work In The UK (or Abroad) In A Community School?

    If so, what is your experience of it, positive or negative? This sprung from a conversation I had a few days ago with other Learning Support Assistants in the college where I work. We feel we have the professional and interpersonal skills, but obviously there is much more to it...
    mizzen123 mizzen123 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 12, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    As a teacher and a student I would not be where I'm at today without free college education. At most I would be in the category of the working class poor. I would be in debt due to...
    xMissTix xMissTix 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Hi readers, My name is Kim and I'm from the Philippines. I really want to finish my studies I'm already at the right age to work but here in my country education/ degree is...
    mynamestepain mynamestepain 22-25 Mar 27

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    19 Reasons Why I Hate You: 1. You always talk but never listen. It's always about you. You don't care about anything I tell you. When I talk, you either interrupt, roll your eyes...
    tarara0414 tarara0414 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Education, or training, what is the difference? Here is an illustration. I bet you think you knoe what sex education is.... I love it that I put a typo in there. Will leave it now...
    jumpersforgoalposts jumpersforgoalposts 46-50, M a week ago

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    HI! I've been in search for a better life for as long as I can remember and its the ups and downs which have brought me here. I've been suffering from severe anxiety and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15

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    I wrote an earlier post about feelings, and well I have been thinking a lot about feelings lately. Maybe a waste of time, but it is what it is. I agree that some feelings aren't...
    heartfire heartfire 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Free education, type in your browser "Coursera" a site to learn as much as we would want. We already have a real choice let's connect the learning minds and souls let's...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    Personal hygiene The person you care for may be physically or mentally unable to maintain their own personal hygiene. Keeping clean is essential for good health. Poor hygiene can...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Apr 6

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    Every day that I shower, I start by laying the the tub and massaging myself with lotion. I start at my ankles and work my way up to my neck. I think massage and touch is important...
    jjeng1989 jjeng1989 22-25, M Apr 13

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    No, I don't think its the MOST important thing, but I do know that if you and your partner aren't on the same wavelength, it can truly mess up an otherwise good relationship. I...
    suzieb1971 suzieb1971 41-45, F Mar 27

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    Yes, both parents are important. I think that both have to be good parents and they both play an important and separate role in the raising of kids.
    Readytorun567 Readytorun567 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I totally believe sex education at home with both parents if possible. I have taught each and every one of my children about the birds and the bees. Many times my husband was not...
    femaleoncruiseship femaleoncruiseship 46-50, F 8 Responses Apr 6

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    When you educate yourself you build your mind to a higher level, but your spirit rises in contentment as a form of recreation. I believe in education.
    Hethara Hethara 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Failure and mistake Failures and mistakes as purpose for learning brakes. The only place that denies the great truth is the industrial education, a system that...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It broke my heart to realize this. But I got to college. I'm in the "Honors Dorms", in fact. And I'm realizing how little you have to do to get by with being considered "honorable...