Growing up in an African family made me realize how important Education is. Most African parents want their children to be doctors, lawyers, or economists. They always teach us to “dream big” and to push ourselves to get to our goals. I am very thankful for that. I am glad I was taught to value education.
However, I think that Education is not the key to success as we hear often; it is a piece or a part of the key. However, I think that knowledge is the key. People believe that schools and universities are places we head to, to be educated. This used to be true back in the days but it tends to change over the years, especially with the evolution of Internet.
Teachers and Professors used to be the only qualified people to give us the knowledge we need to “get through life” and don’t get me wrong, I don’t mean to say that they are less important now, but we can all agree that Internet is indeed a good tool to acquire some knowledge. I am therefore very thankful to be part of the few people in this world who have access to internet 24/7 and trust me, knowing where I am from makes me appreciate it more.
For that reason, I try and make a good use of it: spending less hours watching movies, and more hours watching inspiring videos on YouTube or cooking tutorials; playing no games online but doing online workshops instead. This way, I know I am not loosing my time, helping someone else making money(by watching movies and playing games) while I am gaining nothing. Then, I’ve came to asking myself a question: if that person did it, I can do it too. If that person was able to make money out of internet, it means I can too.
So, I will end up with a small advice: Be grateful for having access to Internet and please make a good use of it. Consider it a less boring and more fun way of being educated and getting that knowledge that will take it to incredible places.
Thanks for reading guys and please leave a comment and let me know what you think?
Do you think that we only get educated in schools? How much do you value the Internet? How much has it affected your life?
“The Internet could be a very positive step towards education, organisation and participation in a meaningful society”