The Importance Of Education

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Being a child and seeing something so impressive as genuine enthusiasm can leave a profound influence on one’s life. Not bogged down with the depressions and calendric challenges of adulthood, the child is already open to the joys of experiencing the world through the clearest of lenses. This lens, unfortunate to its holder, becoming paradoxically narrower and murkier through experience, results in the warmest, loveliest moments of life emerging right upon the precipice of understanding. Such that when noticing an adult from a child’s perspective, absorbed in an experience, you yourself as that child in a sort of transcendental way, become that adult; experiencing through their eyes that same emotional composite that you felt when grasping, …show more content…
Though rudimentary, and emotional in nature, it remains the only route by which I retain memories and similarly the basis which has guided me into certain subcultures immersed in technocratic ideas. I of course owe this revelation to one individual and one circumstance. The individual being my cousin and the circumstance being my first experience with what many would consider to be an abhorrent site; a complex, maze-like room of wonder that was to be called in colloquial ‘the server room’. I must’ve seemed a pesky brat at the time when asking my cousin to set up one of his 20 PCs so I could play my then favorite video-game, Counter-Strike, while he continued his work. Yet, he obliged whenever I asked and didn’t mind teaching me how to set it up myself, though expressed annoyance when I encountered issues. This trait, though at the time seemingly unimportant, would shape my future learning habits, especially in regards to motivated-learning and reading complex …show more content…
Meanwhile, my competency in Networking flourished as I took as many certification programs through my high-school as possible. Coupled with the majority of my free time being spent on the computer, I didn’t have to worry about time spent practicing physical endeavors and transitioning back to the virtual. Though always at the back of my mind during the physical/virtual split, whether encountering new friends online that would be able to hack into a public server and get me free items or finding an apparent genius in an IRC room that was working on a major hack, the thought that I was nowhere near the level as some of these individuals were in regards to computer programming literacy remained. Knowing full well that I still wasn’t close to my cousin’s level either, as he was hired by an international anti-virus company for his exploits, I began to feel anxious when in virtual communities for the first time in my life. The lack of this skilled knowledge, this ‘elite’ knowledge was the barrier that now made me look inwards and determine I was just as normal as the people I had avoided conversing with for fear of physical disapproval. This dilemma tore at me as I responded by shirking away from my technocratic foundation and reached out to the physical world for the first time

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