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            Education: Opportunities and Responsibilities .
             What's it all for? This is a question that has been pondered as far back as the beginning of man and still hasn't fully been answered or understood. There are people that will tell you they know the answer to this age-old question but the truth is the answer is different for everyone. Why are we here? Why does the sun come up? And for the scope of this paper, why am I in college? The first two questions I proposed are probably larger in scale than the last but most of us can understand them using faith or some higher power. The last question asked seems mediocre when compared with the others but in my view it takes a little more reflecting and reasoning to understand why we make the choices we do. There isn't any one particular reason why I made the decision to attend college. The decision consisted of many factors, most of which I was unaware of until after I was here. Most would like to agree that the reason for attending college is for the pursuit of some "higher education". Since this seems to be the consensus, I'll give my definition of what it means to be educated incorporated with my reasons for attaining this education. .
             The phrase "He is educated", can stir up many different thoughts in ones' mind. Some might take it to mean the man attended an Ivy League college and is now a successful businessman. Others could take it to mean that this man is an experienced car thief who has much to offer novices in his field. To me, this phrase at its roots means that.
             Worley 2.
             this person can read, write, do basic math, think critically and make informed decisions. The purpose of pursuing a "Higher Education" is to go beyond these basic skills. When someone decides to go to college, vocational school or an NFL training camp they are trying to build on their current knowledge to achieve specialized skills to obtain their individual goals.

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