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The term education can mean many things An education is the collective knowledge a person has but what does an education mean Although an education can be paid for no one can physically give you an education so it is not a gift There are societal situations where an education is a necessity but not many globally Education is a tool to be utilized differently in every part of the world Knowledge is power but some knowledge is more powerful depending on your region If you are part a primitive tribe in New Guinea a person that is considered to be educated may be illiterate Whereas in America an illiterate person would have trouble functioning at all in society Education is a tool that is to be developed by a combination of motivation preparation support and society An education can be offered to someone but the pupil can only take from it what is put in A gift is something that can be given to someone regardless of the effort put forth by the individual therefore an education is not a gift Although an education cannot be given to someone and it is not a gift there are things that can be given to you that contribute to your education Perhaps the greatest thing that can be provided is support When a parent or teacher rewards a child for learning it makes a connection in the childs mind that an education will pay off When an educated and successful family strongly support a childs education that child will have a better chance to obtain an education The child will see that education and success coincide A person that is to be educated has to be given many opportunities to learn new things Some of these opportunities are as simple as letting your four-year-old watch Sesame Street or letting your six-year-old make a sandwich There are cases however when parents are not able to promote their
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