Humans are one of the most unique species in the world. The primary reason for this is their ability to gain wisdom over time, and think for themselves. In a mere 36000 years, humans have morphed a 4.5 billion-year-old planet. They’ve affected it in every way possible – both good and bad.
The humans of today are much more evolved than the first Sapiens and Neanderthals that walked the Earth thousands of years ago. The reason behind this is their ability to gather and retain knowledge and the wisdom to apply it. They used this to raise their living standards.
Recent research has shown that humans continue to gain knowledge until the end of their lives. This knowledge is not only acquired from books but also other sources such as conversations, experiences and even entertainment. This knowledge is then classified by our brain as good and bad, and the good kind is passed on to the next generation.
The Power of Knowledge
Knowledge is a very powerful tool that can be used for both – the benefit and destruction of civilization. The power that this knowledge holds can be openly observed in the modern world. There are many advancements bought on by this knowledge that makes our lives a thousand times easier. We have the option to order food, entertainment, and any other items we need right from the comfort of our home. We also have means of transports that can take us anywhere – from the deepest ocean to the Moon. Knowledge is Power that has been cultivated and grown for thousands of years has truly made our lives amazingly easy. While this is astounding by itself, we have only touched the surface of the vast pool of knowledge so far.
Advancements in Education
Technology and science only evolve when we educate the youth in better ways than before. Modern methods of teaching which involve letting students explore projects on their own, and solve problems with creative measures. It has made it possible for a brighter future to exist. All this is carried out via research. This goes a long way to show why a ton of modern universities and colleges are centered on their research programs, and why the government has boosted funding for research carried out by students in fields that would be beneficial for humanity. The world is finally beginning to realize the importance of education and has started spending more and more money on it.
Tutors Play a Major Role in Modern Education
It doesn’t matter which method you adopt to get the education you will always find that there was someone who helped you to get it. This role is carried out by teachers in the modern world. Nowadays information is freely available and easily accessible via Google. But, the conversion of information into knowledge still requires help from a teacher. The reason for traditional teaching to still be in use is that teachers are the ones who help students in converting the information online and in books into knowledge that they can use.
This shows just how important it is to learn valuable things in life. While the research showed that learning continues until the last breath, humans also have a limit. The amount of information the human brain can store is limited. After this limit is reached, we begin to lose our memory. This brings the question forward – whatever you store in your brain today, is it worth the permanent storage space it takes up?