One Thousand Word Challenge 163: On Education Again

What is the thing that I am doing right now? What am I listening to and what will I do after all of this?

These are questions that are important to myself, but ultimately irrelevant as they offer nothing of anything classified as worthwhile and therefore I am not going to go into them.

Maybe I will.

Anyway, I sit here and I’m listening to stuff due to needing to have to. There is knowledge to be gained and information to be ascertained and I am one of many who is currently dealing with this learning. There isn’t much time to learn, but there is time to learn and therefor I am in the process of learning.

Learning is a good thing I think. There are other good things, but learning is good. Learning and understanding and sorting the noise from the information and all of that. An educated populace is an informed populace and thus a stronger populace… or, at least I’d hope that that is the case. Sometimes an educated populace may not necessarily be informed, though I imagine that those situations are few and far between… or, at least I’d hope that that would be the case.

I don’t know where I’m going with this. That pretty much sums up the whole thing so I don’t think I’ll keep on going with that thread of thought. There are other things I need to think about anyway and in needing to think about those things I need to give them more attention and more time, but there is no denying that it is good to think about education and how it seems to be portioned out in uneven ways.

Education should be a basic right.

Wait.

Good education should be a basic right. People have a right to learn and a right to know. Education should also be better tailored so as many people can learn rather than only a select few. Traditional education does not work for everyone and so we need to find a way around that. We need to find a way to make sure that everyone can learn to the best of their ability rather than force them to learn to the best of someone else’s ability if someone’s ability to learn in a way considered traditional is not as functional as if we were able to accommodate them better.

Education is not always going to be fun and perhaps that is the way it should be. Really, even though everyone should be educated, that does not mean that education should always be fun. There are things that should not be shied away from, but with that being said I am highly of the opinion should be accommodating.

I think I already said that.

Education should be accommodating and open for all. People deserve to be educated and deserve to be put in a position where they can better participate in society, or anything, really.

That education should be locked behind financial walls is something I find pretty disappointing. When we talk about certain specialised education, well, okay. Maybe there are some things where if people want to use it to generate an income, then sure. Maybe there should be a charge for that kind of thing. However, for things such as general education, as well as higher education, maybe not so much. If people are going into something that is highly specialised where the training exists outside of universities or other colleges, you’d hope that they’d be in a position to pay for that kind of thing, though maybe that too should be free.

Costs for education could be covered in part by taxes and… well, mostly by taxes, if not entirely, now that I think about it.

I think I’ve written about this before and to be honest I’m not sure as to why I’m writing about this again. Maybe I feel galvanised due to being angry about a lot of things and putting off writing about them for a long time. Let myself sink into a slump of sorts rather than getting angry and passionate about the things I want to be passionate about. There are things that I want to discuss and for some reason I have not, but here I am and here we are.

Maybe it is time that I start doing this instead of prattling on about nothing. Maybe it is time that I start doing more serious stuff. Well, most of the stuff I write about is serious, but I don’t often get things expressed in a way that conveys that seriousness in the way that I’d like as, quite frankly, most of my writing is crap. However, if I focus on things that I consider issues more, then maybe that is the path forward. Maybe that is what I should be writing about more often. However, I digress.

So yeah; I think education is important. I don’t think education should be gated off. I think it should be much more readily available for all. It should be made more welcoming to all. Good education should be a basic human right. I don’t think it will solve all the issues out there, but it will go a long way to preventing quite a few and hopefully minimising the effects of a few others.

I don’t know why anyone would be against a free education. I don’t understand why people wouldn’t be willing to have more of their taxes to go education either. An educated populace is a strong populace. It is a well-informed populace and the decisions that said populace make are better guided by knowledge and also eventually experience that that knowledge can work with.

I don’t know what else there is to say so I should look at wrapping this up. I’ve made my point and I’ll probably make it again at some point down the track. However, until then, let me reiterate this one more time:

Education is an important thing to support.

The time it took to write one thousand words: 15:35:18

Slow, but alright… I think.

Written at home.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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