February 22, 2016
We connected with Scott Durand to ask, “Why is education important?” Durand shares who influenced him most with regard to education and how his own journey began.
Education moves the dial for individuals and, in turn, society as it helps us become deeper thinkers and gives us the ability to reason and connect to a larger world.
It creates the ability to experience without always having to physically experience and can help people overcome perceptions. Education also is growth. When people learn, they create a moving baseline or platform to continue to expand their understanding and it often sparks the desire to continue to be open to new ideas and ways of thinking.
My family. My mom was an educator and from very early on, my brother, my sister and I were challenged to read or find ways to answer our own questions with her guidance.
Education in my family was always viewed as a means to grow and become an impactful member of our family and community. Once I was older, I connected the dots to how education could help me achieve personal goals and expose me to circumstances I otherwise would not have been able to experience.
Education has transformed my life in stages and in unexpected ways. It has, in some ways, determined the people who are in my life, experiences and opportunities I have had and even the places I have traveled.
Through a variety of means, education has also formed how I continue to learn and think about the world; it has been transformative. Interestingly, the direct results of education sometimes are not evident in terms of immediate impact or ROI, but in aggregate, education sets in motion a series of ways, which help determine how I react, move and think about the world around me.
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