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Success in life is through education I consider myself successful if Im happy most of the time and have accomplished certain goals Success means something different to every person but to become successful education is needed Even the happy poverty stricken old man warming his hands against a sewer vent has had an education It may not be from schoolbooks or teachers It may be from his experience through trial and error He may avoid certain people that have caused him to be unhappy because of a bad experience That is example of a lesson that he has learned Education can be a step-by-step process Maybe one experience isnt enough to learn An example of this is learning to ski You may fall once but you cannot say that you will not fall again because you have learned how to avoid falling However you will be better prepared for the next trial It is through this step-by-step process that I increase my education Everyday I build on what I have experienced before I am reminded of an article last year in time magazine about a kid that had a learning disability One day he was playing in his backyard right next to a river He went into the water and was swept downstream in dirty alligator invested waters However when he was rescued several miles downstream the kid just smiled and acted like nothing happened This kid had no fear the river Anybody else would have been terrified to float downstream Nothing you could have told this kid would have made him afraid of the river His parents would tell him using flash cards that certain animals were dangerous and the river was not a good place to play Over and over they told him but he had to experience it for himself and since nothing hurt him he still has no fear of the river When I think about what education is I think
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