Frederick Douglass: Education Is The Path To Freedom

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Frederick Douglass believed that education was the pathway to freedom. Today’s question is “Do we still believe in what Frederick Douglass believed in?” Freedom can be defined as success because if a person is successful that individual is pretty much free to do more than someone who is unsuccessful. Therefore, Education is the main pathway to freedom because it gives you power, self-confidence, and knowledge. Those three mighty things is something that can never be taken from a person if it is really being held deeply within the soul.
Proper education can bring a person something that is known as educational power. Power in an individual’s life that can lead them to eliminate guessing because they now know. That person can now serve and
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Self-confidence is something that banishes negativity and helps people feel great about themselves and the things life brings them. Those individuals who encounters self-confidence seems to be excited about trying new things. They are also wonderful at overcoming obstacles because it is known to make them sophisticated. Education gives people the confidence to raise their hand up for anything in this world, even if it’s that high paying job that many others crave for. The more people choose to raise their hand up, the better chances for them to receive whatever there is that is wanted in life. Frederick Douglass stated in his reading (“Learning to read and write”) that “Freedom now
appeared, 
to
disappear
no
more
forever.
It
was
heard
in
every
 sound, 
 and
 seen
in
 everything.
It
was
ever
present to
torment me
with
a
sense of
my
wretched
condition. I
saw
nothing
without
seeing
it, I heard
nothing
without
hearing it, and felt
nothing without
feeling
it.” This shows that Douglass was presented an opportunity to try a new thing (Free himself). From reading about Frederick Douglass it seems as though he was willing to overcome all those obstacles to get to freedom. He was no longer afraid to walk that educational path to his …show more content…
The ability to obtain educational knowledge is a really powerful gift in one’s life. Knowledge gives people the ability to make better decisions and come up with intelligent thoughts. It also makes a person more valuable than others overall. The more valuable a person works to make themselves, the more people would want to work with them and the more doors open in their lives. Having knowledge can effect a person’s everyday life because they will no longer need others help for the little things. For example, when someone’s car breaks down, the first thought is to call a mechanic. This person wouldn’t need a mechanic because of their strong knowledge within. Frederick Douglass stated in his reading (“Learning to read and write”) that “When left
thus, I
used
to
spend
the time in writing in the spaces left in master Thomas 's
copy‐book, copying
what
he
had
written. I continued
to do this until I
could
write
a
hand
very similar to
that
of
Master
Thomas. Thus, after
a
long, tedious
effort
for
years, I
finally
succeeded
in
learning
how
to
 write.” This specific individual took advantage of that opportunity to learn how to

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