Einstein stated the only thing interfering with his learning was his education.
Paraphrasing geniuses is not something that’ll happen often in this blog, but I feel this quote warrants closer inspection.
Sparking a revolution in physics with the theory of general relativity is fine for old Albert, but overemphasizing the detriment of education is unfair.
The way we think, feel and act are the effects of a variety of educational experiences. Transferring knowledge, skills, customs and values from one generation to the next is a fundamental process in modern society.
The enlightenment of education has allowed the development of logic and reason – with advances in scientific inquiry and a deeper understanding of the way the world works – and has continually encouraged students to think outside the box.
Whether it’s pre-school, primary school or university, pupils are benefiting from social integration; establishing lasting connections generate transferable skills that can be used in a variety of future situations.
The importance of education cannot be overstated; humans are constantly learning about the society they live in, their brains built to absorb the bevy of information life throws at them.
Whether you’ve left school with no qualifications, or you simply wish to retrain for a new career, the intrinsic elements of education mean we are never too old to learn – it’s a lifelong process.
Teaching an old dog new tricks is easier than you think – and education can help you on your way.