The Influence of Education on Nature
Man has the big responsibility to take care of the world in which he is; however, he can also cause a lot of damages to it, while at the same time putting in danger the ones of his kind. In a city, we find people with a lot of different behaviors coming primarily from their parents. Being educated, he can learn howto change his attitude toward the society, how to cooperate with each other to protect it because education is not only the fact of going to school it includes a lot of things. According to the American psychologist, Edward Lee Thorndike from his book Education: A First Book (1912) “Education is the production and prevention of changes” (p2). Keeping what someone has good in him and preventing adegradation of his nature. That goes along with the idea of Jean Jacques Rousseau, a French philosopher: Human are born basically good, they need to be protected from the corrupting influences of the society. That is mainly the point of education. Thorndike continues to say: ”A person is an educator in every act that changes any other man”. At that point, we can consider that education influencespeople’s nature in order to serve their economic needs, to protect his fellows and change the society.
Education is the necessary the base of a society. Everything relies on it. As such, both education and society are a tightly bound entity that cannot be separate one from the other. A lack of education or its complete absence in a society would cause the inexistence of that society. Forinstance, children raised without education, even with preservation of skill and knowledge of nature, would act like animals, missing the educational influence of other men. They’d get sick easily and no longer speak any language. A child raised without education is no more than a monkey. That proves that the nature of someone cannot be his own guide. Child born to murderous father and mother should bea murderer if he grows up in this environment without education.
Early on, a child should learn what can be useful to him. In young children the brain is developing very fast and getting ready for the child to learn; but, unless the child is exposed to the appropriate stimulation, that optimum opportunity for learning will be lost. In language development, for example, the optimum time isbetween three and five years of age. Children, from a young age need to be exposed to a variety of positive experiences that stimulate all their senses. Therefore, it is important to have educators, including parents, who are sensitive and responsive to the needs of the child. That means parents educating their children should also get a good education to aid development in a good way.
The purpose ofeducation resume at this point for someone to earn his living. Education makes people self sufficient, meaning that they can take care of their own problems and they are no longer at an animal stage. They know that they need it as they would need food and water to survive. So, they begin to see it as the food of the mind. Education helps a person meet his career objectives and achieve an economicgrowth. It builds a resourceful individual out of a raw human being. In addition, education contributes to the cultivation of a prudent person and earns the person satisfaction of having met his goals. An educated human being, having experienced the positive effects of education on his personality, is bound to encourage the idea of education and effectively, educate his children. One individualthus results in an educated family, taking education a long way along future generations. One of the beliefs about the purposes of education is that education aims at creating good teachers. While people earn from their work and for their own survival, they are also creating a way to protect others. That makes man feel like being a part of a group of people because human tends to be social....