Friday, April 25, 2008

More than just Books

There are a million statistics out there and it's hard to know what to believe. But what remains constant is that education is a privelege that very few have the luxury of accessing during a lifetime. Several children don't enjoy its benefits, being engaged in labour at a time in their life when they should be playing outdoors. Many don't make it past high school, if they manage to graduate. Even fewer enjoy a college education. And among all, women are the most deprived - of opportunity and quality of education.

So that got me thinking the other day. Those who do complete a satisfactory education have a huge responsibility. It is imperitive to use that education to better the larger society who didn't have the advantage of such a facility. I like to call it the duty born of education. Because knowledge without wisdom is incomplete and privelege without humility is just plain disgusting.

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