education station

This is obviously my first post for this year. let me start by sharing the blessings i got. mid of january... i finally received my degree in engineering. after three years of brain drained academic requirements. at last i can now update my curriculum vitae and could possibly put a ladder in my current position.


Education... education... education. this is they will always require particularly now in the age of globalization and rapid change. but what education is all about, what else is the mystery of an educated man? from the book that i read which was published some seven decades ago, from there was mentioned the definition of the word education, from the rootword educate:

"...that word is derived from the latin word educo, meaning to educe, to draw out, to develop from within. an educated man is not, necessarily, one who has an abundance of general or specialized knowledge. an educated man is one who has so developed the faculties of his mind that he may acquire anything he wants, or its equivalent, without violating the rights of others."
- napoleon hill

By all odds, napoleon hill got a point, thomas edison comes well within the meaning of that definition, edison acquired only three months of formal education. but edison became known as the wizard of menlo park. the great inventor in the history of united states, but he's a genius anyway, same is true with bill gates, he never graduated from college, he don't even have a degree. and i am not suggesting that going in a college and upgrading your education is a bad thing, it's not. so what else formal education does? it look good in your resume? yes! it may.

Education is very very important, it will give us more skills, but from the things that i observed and heard, it will never give us bright future alone. most common reason why people go to college and getting sort of mba, phd is to have a good paying job but most millionaires around the world do not have college education. complicated isn't it?

The value of education, master's degree, phd.. is that you're getting or may probably making yourself marketable in the eye of the corporation. for our personal fulfillment? for the sake of what? cultural sense and social status? i may also say we do it for the reason of job security. that's it. but job is a temporary thing. our work today i believed is only a temporary assignment.
"no organization can guarantee you employment, only employability skills, only personal and professional development. the cashflow of life is global knowledge, cultural attitude, personal and professional skills into reflex habit."
oh men... i want to learn more.