Education v/s Literacy
A man, on such a high post, acquired ample of degrees, living a lavish life. In a nutshell, ”highly literate”. But, does that mean he is “highly educated”?? Let us know the difference. Educated are always literate but literate are not always educated.
Right from our childhood, we are been taught to read, to write, to understand. No doubt, we are literate. For being educated, our understandability, our application of ideas, our thoughts, should be in an appropriate direction.
One can also be educated, without being literate. What matters is “awareness”.Awareness comes through knowledge. If one is educated , he need not have to prove his literacy. Literacy teaches us “how” to read and write and education teaches us “what” to read and write. Literacy is akin to “formal education”, which we all learn in our school, colleges and acquire degrees, but education is what we learn through experience. Experience is our teacher which makes us educated in real sense, no matter how much we are literate.
India, now coming under the bracket of developed country, has a high literacy rate in the present scenario. But, is there also the growth in education??Unfortunately, ”NO”. The education rate is simultaneously dwindling. India, giving birth to N number of skillful people, graduates, managers who lack in ethics, broadened vision and “skills” in real sense.
We are all blessed with certain ideas, extraordinary skills, leadership qualities. These leadership qualities, these skills, should be utilized for the well being and betterment of the organization. These should never be misused. We can see many of them get involved in unethical practices, their leadership skills takes the shape of arrogance, they hardly use there “ literacy” in a right way and hence, according to me, are called ”UNEDUCATED LITERATES”.
Therefore, be educated, not “just” literate, as education remains forever with us where ever we go and literacy remains just on a piece of paper.