Higher Education

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Higher Education

Education is one of the most important activities that we have to go through in our lives and plays a very important role. When it comes to getting a college education it may not be for everyone but it should be experienced by all. Universities, colleges or trade schools are the places where people go seeking for higher education. A college degree isn't easy to achieve, if it were then everyone would have one. Individuals seek higher education to become more proficient in a particular occupation, area of study, or as a requisite for employment for advancement in specific fields. There are many benefits to getting a higher education. Individuals who attend college realize that it is more than just getting an education; they see that the benefits are numerous and consist of socioeconomic benefits, as well as personal benefits for the individual. Some of the benefits may include higher income, and employment advantages as well as personal advantages, and they are also able to offer benefits to society as a whole.

There is a rapidly growing demand for a higher education in the world today. College is necessary for one's growth and development, but it might not always come easy or be easy for one to accomplish. For one reason or another, whether it be family or personal obligations that one may attend to, financial strength, or there might not be that career job that one got their degree in due to the fact that there are a lot of places that may not be hiring. Either way, college is gives that opportunity for one to grow and exercise one's mind.

In the short story, "The Allegory of the Cave" by Plato, he mentions that, "In the world of knowledge, the last thing to be...