As Swami Vivekananda said:

Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in man.

Education encompasses our lives; it is the foundation of our society. Education helps to stimulate our minds and mold inquisitive minds into intellectuals. Higher learning takes the intellect to the next level, providing a deeper understanding of the world around us.

What is education? Is it book-learning? No.

Is it diverse knowledge? Not even that.

The training by which the current and expression of will are brought under control and become fruitful is called education.

Education, if looked at beyond its conventional boundaries, forms the very essence of all our actions. What we do is what we know and have learned. While most feel that education is a necessity, they tend to use it as a tool for reaching a specific target or personal mark, after which there is no further need to seek greater education.

Let us find out the purpose of education in society.

The main purpose of education is to strengthen your mind so that you can perform better in the sport of life.


Receiving a good education helps to empower us, thus making us strong enough to look after yourself in any given situation. It keeps us aware of our given surrounding as well as the rules and regulations of the society we are living in.


Another importance of education is that it helps us to gain sufficient academic qualification so that we are able to get suitable employment at a later stage. A decent employment would be combined with hard-earned remuneration or salary through which we can look after our personal expenses. While we earn for ourself, we gradually realize the value of money and how hard it is to earn, and most importantly we are independent and not obligated to anyone.


This is why college education is very important after high school and must not be taken for granted.  When faced with the option of choosing between a highly qualified candidate and a not so educated candidate, the employers will most probably go in for the qualified person. The reason being that, a qualified candidate will not require much investment of the employer’s time and money.The organization need not teach him or her the tricks of the trade, or the various ways of functioning and performing the tasks of the workplace.

Education and studying regularly, gives people of all age groups something substantial and challenging to do. It helps them think and use their idle hours, doing something productive and worthwhile.

Education need not be purely academic and may include reading for leisure or as a passion for literature, philosophy, art, politics, economics, or even scientific research. Education plays its continuous role in all spheres of life.

As Einstein said

Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.

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