October 10, 2014

Educated illiterates or Uneducated literates?

This is something very close to my heart. Very often I am left thinking about this topic when I come across people of good homes and best degrees succumbing to low standards. We all have an opinion about things however; flexibility to new ideas and situation is the key to a better world. This also happens to be the distinguishing factor between the literates and the educated.

Education for me is a never-ending process that helps me grow spiritually and mentally whereas literacy is mere talk about degree. Literates talk about things directly from the books even if it is irrelevant in today’s context whereas an educated person does not have same rule for all. Each situation and a person is a new challenge with a different approach.

A well-bred person may be good with words and the world but may turn out a total illiterate when it comes to dealings. How else can we explain dowry cases, marital rapes, and kidnapping amongst the college educated families too?

Education is the need of the hour, as it will automatically remove the ills of the society as it works at grass root level. Unlike literacy that needs formal training, it needs compassion not only towards the texts but also towards life in general. It is better to be educated illiterates than uneducated literates are.

It is an important aspect of today essential for a better tomorrow.

"Education is not merely Stacking of Degrees but also Dressing up of one's Mind and Soul.What is Your Definition Of an Educated Person.And what is your opinion about Educated Illiterates.",

Written in response to Indi Spire #Education


  1. Well penned agreed to what you said.Education is never ending and dynamic

    1. Thank you! It is good to have a high literacy rate however if compassion and urge to learn stays the world will be a different place.


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