I have been watching and observing over many years of my life usage of one word to a wide extend. The word is used by very distinct set of human beings which span across genders, cast, nationality, color, religion and professions.
It is something which comes out as the last resort to get things going in your way if the opponent you are targeting is bit gullible and has a stamina for inferiority complex with a mediocre background. Frankly i have seen it used with a subtle style should i say but definitely with a purpose to annihilate.
The word is Education.
It is used in various ways depending upon the users desire to phrase it in the sentence.
Two girls are having fight over things which they believe in the one from a “better school” throw a sentence at the other to make her fill guilt so that she could walk away with a victory.
The words are :
I am educated and you are not so get lost.
(The objective here is to make the one who is bugging you go away, citing your “education”)
A tentative seller comes to a house knowing fully aware of the condition of the occupants abd he tries to offer you giving this sentence “ you see educated people usually buy such stuff and since you seem very educated this one is specially for you saved.”
(The objective here is too fool those people who wish to get a high status in society via education)
Case 3 :
The brash yet rich youngsters filled with cash from their daddies barley being able to pass school thought let me point out “A GOOD school” usually throw this education speech.In colleges too that certainly doesn’t change, there have been instances of certain individuals from the prestigious colleges doing shit of a course there but bragging to others about the education. Thereby commanding authority or at least trying to do so.
Some how One has come to a conclusion that education is the most over-rated word in the human history of human race.
Some instances which one would like to offer
- RSS has very educated ppl but still they support crime against muslims.
( Ajmer bomb blast acussed as per news reports.)
- Muslims are very educated in World but still they hate america and want to destroy it for what it is doing in Middle east.
- Israel , a very powerful states full of educated ppl, still they have human rights violation in Palestine issue.
- Germans were very educated but still they hated and killed jews in 1930s and 1940s.
- US had civil rights issue where Blacks were not given rights and still there are gang wars in US on the basis of racial lines.
- US is full of educated people but many there believe that all Muslims are terrorist.
- US has civil rights issue where Hispanic americans have been stereotyped by the white ‘educated’ population.
- Australia : the racist crimes, there are educated ppl there.
So in short what is REAL Education is it some word or more of an ego flying here and there of some people so that they could get away in any argument. ?
I can’t help but quote mahatma Gandhi here for his own dilemma on this situation
The real difficulty is that people have no idea of what education truly is. We assess the value of education in the same manner as we assess the value of land or of shares in the stock-exchange market. We want to provide only such education as would enable the student to earn more. We hardly give any thought to the improvement of the character of the educated. The girls, we say, do not have to earn; so why should they be educated? As long as such ideas persist there is no hope of our ever knowing the true value of education. – Mahatma Gandhi
There have been numerous initiates all across the globe to improve education , let me jus say that there are certain things for sure which education helps improves :
- Help upgrade the family status
- Betters life expectancy
- Better income
- Better Heath services
- Knowledge is power
- Luxurious cars
- Preferably marriage to a soul mate
- understanding of things better
Now of the above which i have mention some may also fall in dubious categories, eg information : who says getting information from the “RELIABLE” source which you believe are feeding you with correct information. There are books written with a specific objective to brain wash or the very newspaper that you subscribe may be a tool for propaganda purposes by some organization or political party, without you even knowing. The news channels that you watch we all know are MAD after TRPS , who knows the information that they are giving is “RIGHT” ?
The doctor who prescribes you drug may have hidden agenda behind it because he gets kicks from the pharmaceuticals company or the very research paper that you have read may have been funded by a pharma company to populate the drug it is making. The recent case of Super-bug named after New Delhi the hidden agenda also needs to be seen. Your ideological books are another issue.
Make no mistake that I am NOT against education , I rather encourage it but Education is not the only answer to this complex worlds’ problem but yes it is a start. So for those “EDUCATED PEOPLE” around the world the Journey has just begun.