An estimated 775 million people worldwide cannot read or write, with another 200 million children to follow in their footsteps because they lack access to any form of education. Literacy statistics paint a gloomy picture, as global literacy rate has detrimental effects on communities all over the world. Most of us take education in stride, unaware of how important it is to have a good understanding of the world around us and the motives that drive people to behave they way they do.
Over the next few minutes, we will take a closer look at the 20 most important reasons why education is important in today’s world in order to better understand our society and why not, even ourselves.
A good general knowledge of things can save you from a variety of awkward or embarrassing situations. Education can vastly improve your social awareness to the point where you can mingle with groups that share different values than yours. You will do so by acknowledging their needs and aspirations before responding in a manner that makes you seem well-adjusted and all-knowing, even when you’re far from it.