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Rodriguez - End of His Education

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I think the “end of education” means to stop living the academic life like Richard had lived in the past years and start living a true, enjoyable and meaningful life like many others do in real life.

Before Richard moves on, starting a new lifestyle, he has to give up those beliefs he truly believed. He misbelieved education was to read books after books, to write down all the notes and “answers” from teachers. Not only to admire and imitate teachers but also to assume they were the only authorities. To say the answers they want to hear and should never express your true opinions – to practice the art of “the silence of reading.” When reading books, just read and applying any information or thoughts from the books to real life were not recommended or unnecessary. After holding these beliefs for so many years, Richard finally realized that that was not really the kind of education he is pursing and life can be much better if he thinks differently.

Education supposes to enrich our life in many ways. Reading a good book is like talking with an old friend; going home after a school break lets you re-experience what family is about; working on a group project lets you feel what friendship is. I think Richard has understood that there are more important things than books, pride, being a “scholarship boy”, and being far away from family and friends. If he were given another chance to be a boy again, would he still do the same like he was? By declaring the end of education as he said at the end of his essay, it is unlikely he would do the same. Life means far beyond his mere desire and he is ready to face and live in the real world freely.…...

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