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Discontent of Youth

  • Date Submitted: 09/25/2011 06:33 AM
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The raw meaning of the term ‘education’ is to teach both mentally and morally. It is to bring people from different cultures and walks of life under a common platform of mental and moral upliftment.

Instead of uniting, education usually ends up dividing the society. This is especially true in developing nations where there are very few government incentives for a simple middle-class family to send their children to schools. Since most families have many children and just one working parent, the parents cannot afford to send their children for studies as the child is an earning member from a young age. Hence, this creates a difference in the metal caliber of the educated children and the uneducated ones, and thus promotes feelings of hostility and envy.

While education may be available at cheap, affordable rates in various places, the cutthroat competition to be the best and secure the highest grades sometimes does a student more harm than good. While competition may be good for boosting the level of education, such intense competition ends up promoting feelings of disunity amongst the students, since everyone is aiming to be better than the other. This may lead to skirmishes over petty issues and a sense of jealousy over friend’s or foe’s grades. In India, the suicide rate increases by twenty percent during the exam season, indicating that students cannot cope with the pressure of such intense competition. Eventually, this leads to parents finding people such as the teachers and the administration to blame for their child’s death, and thus this starts creating divisions within the society.

When looking for a job, the more educated are always given a higher preference than the slightly lesser educated. Some may argue that the person is at fault himself if he does not strive to achieve enough knowledge via education. What they do not realize is that a person may have a valid reason, such as financial difficulties or family problems, for not being able to...

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