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 about ignorance, and your views on the world become more open and accepting. I wish an education on everyone!
It has recently come to my attention though, no matter how much you try to encourage your friends, if they are not interested in this path and you try to promote it, they are offended. It is so frustrating when this innocent encouragement on ones part can be so thouroughly misconstrued.