This is a guest post by Peter Minkoff. This is the first guest post on the blog. So how can education help you be a better person?
How Can Education Help You
Be a Better Person
Saying that education makes one a better person has nothing to do with kindness and attitude one has towards other people. Actually, the more you know, the more you grow. Meaning, people who aspire to learn more every day become better for their own sake. They become more able to process, understand and accept the situations in life. As well as reflect on themselves and their own ability to deal with problems and bring about some kind of change. Basically, exercising your mind builds a stronger heart.
Financially secured life
Starting from the basics, the undeniable truth is that education really can make your life better. If you are educated, you have great chances to find a good job, go independent and earn enough money to take control over your life. While earning their own living thanks to education they received, people change from within. They become more grateful for the things they have in life, more analytic in their need to spend and consume and profoundly more organized in their daily lives.
Now, no one can say that people with less education cannot have all that. But it is a fact that these steps happen faster to those who are happy with their career and education choice with constant need to improve in their field.
In general, people who are educated are more willing to take up challenges regarding their personal and professional life. This means that someone who is well aware that the road to success is difficult is not going to give up that easily when the times become rough. Unfamiliar settings and tasks one has to face in work environment will be seen as a way to grow even more. While relationships will tend to be more lasting as they won’t fall apart due to minor problems.
Basically, people who spent their time learning and enriching their mind know that difficulties and rough patches are the part of life and that the strength one puts in overcoming problems can be well worth the effort.
Ability for adapting and self-value
Adaptability is a highly valued trait and educated people tend to adapt to different situation in life better. They have already had enough experience in adapting to different schedules and occasions they encountered while studying. They are able to understand that changes and setbacks can happen and they don’t waste energy stressing about them.
Going with the flow is an important skill, no matter if one has to adapt to new living conditions or job responsibilities. While they can adapt almost effortlessly, people who know how to value themselves and their knowledge are also not afraid to complain or stand their ground when they realize that some of the new obligations are completely unreasonable.
Logic in the matters of the heart
Educated people are more likely to think with their head instead of their heart. This does not mean that they won’t show emotions when necessary. On the contrary, they show a lot of affection to those who are deserving of their trust. Still, they have been developing their logical skill for years which enables those who are well-educated to think on their own. Notice different kinds of behaviors in other people. Choose for themselves who to open up to, distinguish right from wrong in detail and defend their own views with arguments.
They also don’t have a problem with accepting new attitudes when presented with valid arguments. Therefore, they find it necessary, no matter how hard it is, to cut out people who put them down in life and to accept the current pain as just a part of the road to future happiness.
Healthy body and healthy mind is something educated people take very seriously. Basically, they are well aware of the importance of taking care of their physical self. It’s no wonder that those who travel the road of education spend some of their free time working out, creating proper diet plans and leading a healthy lifestyle in general.
Combining mindfulness and physical activity by practicing yoga and even obtaining yoga certification in order to pass on their mental and physical well-being is not uncommon. They usually want to spread their knowledge and discoveries to others in order to show how something as simple as yoga positions can improve the quality of one’s life.
Investing in education for yourself and especially your children will not only grant financial satisfaction, but more importantly emotional balance and good health. All leads to personal growth. The world needs more people who know how to work hard, think with their own heads and find happiness in the smallest of things.
This post is written by Peter Minkoff.
Peter is a beauty and health writer for HighStyleLife magazine from Australia. After graduating at Australian Institute of Creative Design, he worked as a freelance intern writer in Australia and United Kingdom. Besides writing, he loves to practice yoga, cook exotic meals and travel around exotic destinations. His future plans are in creating his personal blog about everyday life-saving tips. Follow Peter at Facebook and Twitter.
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ROBERT LEEJuly 12, 2016 at 1:31 PM
Hold on. Are we talking about formal education or after college graduation special seminars/workshops/special education? In school, what they teach in grade school and high school is the foundation for which colleges and universities can teach the skills for the chosen professions of students. Other than that, I don’t recall universities teaching principles such as time management and to pass, students will have to apply time management through a school year, for example.
MirriamJuly 12, 2016 at 4:07 PM
Same question as Robert’s. Although I kind of, sort of understand by how education helps. When we go to universities, we face minute challenges, and celebrate small victories such as passing a paper on time or getting an A+. That is one way how having a formal education can help build our values up. As to classes, well, I did have a GMRC and Values education class back in highschool Do these make me a better person? Yes, although that does not mean those who did not attend school cannot learn the same values
JessicaJuly 12, 2016 at 7:08 PM
I wanted to see it as Learning. School and University classes, along with special courses to develop certain skills, are undeniably helpful to make a ‘better person’. It’s a kind of investment. But then again, I prefer to consider it continuous learning as self-development is also endless.
SriparnaJuly 12, 2016 at 7:45 PM
I always thought that my school education has been the grounds of my career and life’s foundation. All those subjects we’d studied, are somehow or the other, always reflecting in our lives. Time management, financials & soft skills,are something I’d learned in my higher education system! Really thoughtful post!
KlaudiaJuly 12, 2016 at 9:55 PM
Oh , a guest post from Peter , I work with Peter now and again. He is a great author ! Yeah , education … I think , the very first statement about getting your stuff together and earning your own living is a very important aspect . As soon as you start looking after yourself , you will automatically learn to value and appreciate things differently. Given things are so easy to achieve , the things you have to work and fight for will shape a human. Unfortunately nowadays a decent education is not available for everybody anymore as it costs a lot of money in most countries.
John PenaJuly 12, 2016 at 10:14 PM
I don’t think being so smart would be directly proportional to being a good person. I think values starts at home, good parenting. But indeed you got some points as being educated can really contribute in being an empathetic person. Because you can never relate to something you do not know 🙂
CarolaJuly 13, 2016 at 2:32 AM
What would be your definition of education? That would be the base of the statements. Are there a lot of people with no education at all? And is that often a choice? Then would education be the cause, or just a way to be able to achieve more things?
Thinking with your head or heart is really personal I think. Dependent on how you are as a person. I know a lot of people that have been to university but are very emotional.
Education is very good and important. I feel more like it opened doors for me. But eventually my experience in life & perseverance really brings me where I want to be.
Princess MikeeJuly 13, 2016 at 5:59 PM
In most cases, yes it’ll help. But it is still up to the person’s overall sense of well being and abilities. Having an education is an edge but it is not always the determining factor of having a better life than others.
SonnieJuly 17, 2016 at 5:47 AM
Education in the context in continuous learning can make a life in general better. But in formal education, it’s not always the case, bec. there are educated idiots, and undergraduates like Henry Sy Sr., is even better of than most college graduate
Rowena CJuly 17, 2016 at 2:44 PM
I love learning that’s why I’m taking my masters degree. I strive to know more, it gives me a satisfaction and I get to know how to handle things easier
Aldrick 'chiki' AgpaoaJuly 24, 2016 at 1:39 PM
Yup! Education can make one a better person but nowadays it has become a privilege rather than a right. If we help others, especially those who really want it, then education can be easily attained. I know that education can educate us on how we should treat education as a right, not a privilege. Thanks for sharing this, ate! 🙂
Nestor Paul N DemoniJuly 26, 2016 at 11:25 PM
Your post is really thoughtful, with your writing you really express that education is really the foundation of a person to improve one self. This will open a lot of people minds and will encourage readers to focus on education
Ana Rose | Roads and PagesFebruary 24, 2017 at 9:18 PM
Education is one of the things we prioritize in our family. We are just on the middle class and my parents did all their best for us to finish our education. There were times that I wanted to stop from my studies but they did not let my laziness win. I am thankful on what they did. If not because of my parents, I won’t be where I am now.