1) It Helps You to Know Yourself
Education isn't just about learning facts and figures. Through the process of learning, you also come to know yourself better. You learn the intricacies of your own mind. You learn what you are capable of doing. You crystallize your opinions, your view of the world, your own code of morals and ethics. Becoming educated helps you to know who you are, and having a strong sense of self is empowering.
2) It Gives You Choices
An education opens the doors to all kinds of opportunities. Maybe you will do more study or research and contribute to the base of knowledge in the world. Maybe you will enter the work force and pursue any number of career paths. Maybe you will decide to become an entrepreneur and start your own business or charity. Education offers you these and other opportunities, giving you a world of choices.
3) It Makes You a Better Informed Citizen
With an education, you can become a more active participant in the political process. Because you are a more informed citizen, you can understand the ins and outs of politics, and you can become more involved, making informed voting choices, volunteering, and even lobbying. When voters have more information, they can make the choices that will influence positive change.
When you don't know what you don't know, it can have devastating consequences. With an education, you can learn how to make better choices for your own health, as well as how to ask the right questions so that you can advocate for yourself. There's nothing more empowering than good health, and an education can help you make the choices to cultivate optimal health.
5) It Teaches You to be a Critical Thinker
Perhaps one of the most empowering aspects of education is that it teaches you how to be a critical thinker. When you know how to analyze information carefully, you can make better choices and can effect positive outcomes for everything from your career to your relationships to your health. Education teaches you how to learn.
No matter what type of education you get -- whether it's a basic grade school education or a college education -- you have the keys to empowerment. The higher up you go with your education, the more tools you gain for empowering yourself. Education can give you the keys to mass empowerment, helping you to take charge and get more out of every aspect of your life.
photo for article provided by the Author and attributed to Wikimedia Commons. It shows the education system and the children's life at the Satya Bharti School
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