교육의 가치 [kyuouge kkachi] (sino-korean)
敎育의 價值 (hanja)
敎育 (교육) – education
價值 (가치) – value
It is said that a person uses only one seventh of the total potential of his brain, even if he is an outstanding scientist. This shows how great our potential is. Saying “I’m too old to study” is no more than an excuse when we consider how much untapped potential we have. If you concentrate on something for 50, 60 or 70 years of your life, your brain’s abilities will eventually open up and develop, and you will be able to cover the whole world.
Why should we study? Learning simplifies a lot in our lives. Why should we attend a good school? Because good schools have qualified and well-known teachers. Good schools are known for their established traditions, and many graduates of such schools have a high status in society. With the help of their teachers, students of such schools can establish a connection with these graduates and find a way into various spheres of society.
But getting a degree does not mean that you will be able to retain your knowledge. We do not get true knowledge at school, but during self-education. You need to absorb the environment and master the specialized terminology in your chosen field, then move forward to deeper knowledge. You also need to learn to work with original sources.
True learning happens outside of school, because, as you know, life experience is the best teacher. Higher education is not everything. After all, let’s face it, you can be far behind a person with a high school diploma who has three or four years of practical experience. However, higher education will allow you to study much easier and faster later, and open up new opportunities for career growth.
The purpose of education is to make life easier. Knowledge opens the way for us to solve problems. Knowledge helps turn a short segment into a big circle. That is the purpose of education, and that is why we must study.