Let education grow on you
By Jean Ricot Dormeus
The saga of Malala Yousafzai has inspired millions around the world to advance their education and made her the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She bravely faced the obscurantism of extremists in Pakistan, got shot on her head for promoting education for girls and had to migrate to the UK for her life. Because ruthless people and groups have always used ignorance to consolidate their power and dominance, we must be willing to make the utmost sacrifice to get educated. Education guarantees our freedom and blazes a path to success.
Education rises us over the limitations of nature. We read books, fly airplanes and play music because we mostly belong to the spiritual realm. And the real difference between human beings is the development level of their minds. It is not surprising that families in which at least one of the members holds a university degree are more likely to overcome poverty. Education elevates us closer to the image of God.
It is ironic that most people are yet to grasp the value of reading, writing and counting. This situation affects even those whose forefathers were severely punished if they tried to learn. It takes determination to move from our comfort zone, to ingrain the habit of studying and to internalize new skills. When we taste the satisfaction of knowledge, there is no turning back. No one can improve their education and remain in the same situation.
Check what happens to illiterate people. How can you reach your potential if you refuse to read and are like those who cannot read? How can you find effective solutions to your finance, family or job problems without knowledge? Improve your life, let education grow on you.
Jean Ricot Dormeus
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