Argumentative Essay On Higher Education

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Higher Education is a luxury commodity in our modern-day society that not many individuals around the world, let alone the United States, are lucky enough to have access to. That means that we shouldn’t squander this opportunity that has been presented before us; if we do as much then we fail all of the individuals that don’t possess the same privileges as us. So “how will we live” in a manner that will be beneficial to all and not throw away this winning lottery ticket that people such as myself are lucky enough to be born into? In order to figure out how we should live our lives, we need to look at the questions that need to be asked: “what does our current process of higher education ‘enable,” “who are the benefactors from higher education,” …show more content…
In regards as to whom benefits, pretty much everyone within the society benefits to some degree no matter how negligible it may be. This discussion over who would profit or not has created a lot of opinions over the years. From these opinions, the Native American perspective’s on the discussion have the most to teach us about how we should conduct our lives. Such perspectives as how we should treat the women of our society, how we should combat the issues with our higher education structure. Lastly, what about me? In my opinion I seem to promote tendencies that go against the mission behind what higher education should be. I want to have a positive impact and become this ideal member to a sustainable future but I don’t seem to possess the right mindset or habits in order to get to this …show more content…
For a large majority of careers out there, they require that anyone wishing to go into the field should have a certain degree, whether that’s a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or even a Doctorate in a given area of study. This tends to pigeonhole individuals instead of actually broadening their perspective on life through the gain of knowledge. I believe that Ithaca College is doing its best to combat this common occurrence in higher education however, I still don’t believe it does the best possible job of creating an introspective worldly participant to society. God knows that I would rather sit in the library and study for an exam than spend that time participating in a political demonstration. So what do we need to change now? We need to alter the way in which we live our lives. We need to think about how each action we make can have an adverse effect on another individual and try to minimize the amount of problems that we can create as a result of going through

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