Impact of Education

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Impact of Education Education is one of the most essential necessities of a personal life because without education, we would not have a brighter future. In two essays “Learning to Read and Write” and “A Homemade Education”, Malcolm and Douglass describe what they have gone through in order to become more successful in their pursuits in life. While Malcolm X lived part of his life in prison, he spent his time writing numerous definitions from a dictionary amongst the walls and tables. The elements of the dictionary motivated him to not only become a free man, but a well educated one at that. Douglass, who also taught himself, began his life in slavery. But after a series of attempts, he escapes from slavery and pursues into his …show more content…

I will absorb every bit of knowledge that I gain to help not only myself, but also share my knowledge with my family and friends. Lastly, education can help make people become more perfect with their inner beings. Everybody wants to be perfect with both their knowledge and their character. Simply reading a book is one of the greatest methods in learning more about something that we knew little about. Opening a book can open up the world to us, seeing all of the people of many cultures. Malcolm shares in his essay “Anyone who has read a great deal can image the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading on my bunk”(81). Reading a book made him excited to discover the outside world. When we are educated, we know everything more clearly; distinguish between right and wrong actions. From there, we can go on towards the future without going astray to the wrong path. Douglass wrote in his essay “what I got from Sheridan was a bold denunciation of slavery, and a powerful vindication of human rights. The reading of these documents enabled me to utter my thoughts and to meet the arguments brought forward to sustain slavery”(64). The knowledge suggests him to go against slavery and to find ways to gain his people freedom. In my country Vietnam, we experience a baby boom that creates financial problems for pursuing in education. Even if they were able to get into


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