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Education is receiving systematic instruction, especially in a school or university. People get educated because they seek deeper knowledge and understanding of a particular area of life, be it science, law, art, culture, music e.t.c 

In this article, I discussed the 7 benefits of education. Many people think education is not important and want to drop out

This post explained how education affects our abilities, family, and country. Let’s dive right in. 

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Brain development that helps in problem-solving

Brain development begins at a young age and ends in adulthood, meaning that your brain and problem-solving skills are most developed while you are a child, a teenager, or a young adult.

The neonatal, baby, toddler, preschool, and school-age phases of brain development are influenced by three major factors: nutrition, toxins, and, most crucially, the experiences you share with others.

Knowing that your brain grows at a young age dependent on the experiences, you share with others should make education a top priority for you. Spending more time in school with kids with a higher IQ would undoubtedly help you develop stronger problem-solving skills before adulthood.

The crime rate of the society

A link has been established between crime rate and literacy level. The United States Department of Justice once stated that over 70% of inmates in the United States are unable to read at a fourth-grade level.

Furthermore, the top ten safest countries in the world (Canada, Finland, Singapore, etc.) have a high literacy percentage, but the countries with the highest crime rates (Papua New Guinea, Guyana, Jamaica, etc.) have a low literacy rate.

Education is one of the variables contributing to various issues in our society, including crime. People are motivated to commit crimes when they are hungry, angry, destitute, have been abused as children, are drug addicts, or are victims of poor parenting, among other factors. 

Proper education will undoubtedly resolve these issues and dramatically lower the crime rate.

Higher-income and purchasing power

Their incomes govern the majority of people’s purchasing power. Now that we know this, the question is: who earns the most? Skilled or unskilled workers? Educated or uneducated workers? You know the answer.

This is the reality and what it is; we now live in a society where you must have an education credential to back up your technical proficiency before you can get jobs. This is me averting my gaze from the significant wage disparity between educated and uneducated workers.

To boost your purchasing power in the future, you’ll need to earn more, invest more, and save more. This is what you can do if you have a high income.

Education is your best hope for this type of money that provides you with such independence. It gives you unrestricted access to a world of possibilities.

Poverty alleviation

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Poverty is described as the inability to afford a minimum living standard, which includes limited access to food, water, shelter, and adequate health care. It can be momentary or generational and is frequently caused by war, economic insecurity, low literacy, climate change, and other factors.

Every country wishes to reduce poverty and become less reliant on other countries for food, security, and shelter. Education is the only way to achieve this.

Education makes people more informed, productive, and, most crucially, politically aware, allowing them to elect leaders that prioritize poverty alleviation and economic growth over wasteful spending.

Increased individual creativity and productivity

Countries with high literacy levels are, in fact, wealthier and safer than countries with low literacy levels.

The rationale for this is not far-fetched; education boosts citizens’ creativity, allowing them to create and produce for domestic and international consumption and export.

The developed countries are good examples of this because they roll out inventions and profit from them. Australia recently announced a 1.6 billion dollar investment in research commercialization. This demonstrates the importance of individual creativity and productivity to you and your country.

Increased self-confidence

Consider a child in an IDP camp who, without the support of their parents, is offered a chance in life through education.

Consider how the shy child will gain confidence when he begins to pass tests, gain admission, win scholarships, solve issues, and contribute to the world’s progress.

That is the power of education: it enhances your life in all aspects. It encourages you to continue to college after high school, and after college, it motivates you to take on a new challenge.
Education is a leveler; it is the only factor that can bring a kid from Somalia to a graduate school in America, where he will be surrounded by Americans who have never been in a war zone. This is why Horace Mann referred to education as “the great equaliser of men’s conditions.”

Better life

Although education alone does not guarantee a happy life, it provides complete control over your life and exposes you to better options at home and abroad.

Education provides the possibility for a better job, higher compensation, and knowledge of how to save and invest.

It not only assists us in obtaining the pleasures of life but also provides us with excellent problem-solving abilities that will be useful in relationships, politics, and business.

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