Essay Education Is The Most Powerful Weapon

805 Words Sep 20th, 2016 4 Pages
Privilege is something that is taken for granted by so many individuals. As humans, it is so much easier to focus on the negatives of our lives. As a white, middle-class, American citizen I have a large number of privileges. A privilege that I am going to focus on is my privilege to education. I believe that so many people take education for granted. Especially in the United States, it is commonly something that is just expected so it is tossed around lightly. Nelson Mandela once stated, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." Education is a privilege that so many before us have fought for yet we take it for granted.
Growing up in a small town and then moving to Norman for college I have come to realize how important an education is. Since the age of five, I have attended school. I am from a very small town so I have always attended the same school. As an elementary student, I loved school! I loved the structure and knowing that every day I was going to learn something new. Attending school became a place and time that I got to see my friends every day and play. I also was obsessed with reading. Every chance I got, I was in the library to choose a new book to read. The library was my favorite place to be.
As I got older school became more difficult and my attitude changed. Like most teenagers, I woke up dreading having to go to school. I didn 't understand the point. The work became more difficult, I had to put in a great deal of…

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