Real Education In This Is Water: This Is Water

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A “Real” Education How do you define a “real” education? Some people might say a “real” education is about getting good grades or gaining as much knowledge as we can; some might say a “real” education is about teaching the life’s truths to become successful. It is true that people have discussed this topic for a long time. When I got into college, I kept asking myself about how to get a “real” education. I think that is a part of the reason I chose to study abroad in the US. I believe high-level educational system of America is excellent, more advanced than in my country. Honestly, in my view, a “real” education is what you learn in school. Simply, just like the knowledge I have gained, the friends I have made, the communication skills I have improved. Thus, studying abroad can help me to meet my understanding of getting a…show more content…
Every single person has their own thoughts. He gives a story about two different people thinking in exactly opposite ways due to the constructing meaning from their experience, beliefs, and religions. People can’t avoid thinking themselves as the centre of the world, subconsciously. Sometimes we act arrogant unknowingly. In his speech, he thinks that “We rarely think about this sort of natural, basic self-centeredness because it’s pretty much the same for all. It is our default-setting, hard-wired into our boards at birth” (Wallace 3). Wallace also states that it has become difficult for us to understand our inside of thoughts because our default setting has controlled our minds. He highlights that “learning how to think really means how to exercise some control over how and what you think” (Wallace 4). People tend to give more consideration to the unnecessary things. Thus, a “real” education should teach us how to pay more attention to the real situations and change the way to

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