Education is a crucial aspect of one’s development. It allows people to become better versions of themselves with a stable income and employment opportunities. However, besides these known benefits, it also offers the whole society to develop through education as well. This is because societies whose people have a higher level of education, tend to be more economically stable with healthier individuals. Having said this, besides offering these known benefits, here are 5 less-known benefits that education helps us with:

1.Environmental benefits 

Through education, we can learn the importance of our environment and how our actions impact it. It helps us to become more aware of the causes of environmental issues and how we can make changes to help improve them. 

2. Promotes equality 

Educated people are more likely to be treated as equals, regardless of gender, religion, or race because they are valued for their knowledge and abilities. As well as this, educated people are more accepting of others and open-minded to individuals of a different race, gender, or religion. 

3. Healthier lifestyle 

Educated people tend to have a healthier lifestyle which helps them to live longer. This is because they are more likely to be vaccinated and aware of what is healthy for their body and what is not. 

4. Creating a better society 

Education helps improve society’s economy by having well-paid jobs. Thus, causing a decrease in poverty rate in our society which leads to a decrease in crime. In addition to this, a society with more educated individuals brings about a sense of unity. 

5. Strengthening empowerment 

 Education helps us to overcome our weaknesses by turning them into strengths. We learn how to problem solve by strengthening our mental health to make better decisions. Thus, individuals feel that they have the choice to choose the path they want their life and stand up for it. 

As once spoken by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”, because it helps people become better individuals. Education is hard work, but it is also rewarding work. We can grow as a society to become better through education. 

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Mandy Brincat is a Gestalt psychotherapist who enjoys working therapeutically with adults on various issues, such as general mental health and well-being. She also has experience working with children with anxiety and day to day stressful problems, and on relational issues with couples.


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