Education Is Fire Lighting
Personally, most of the things I learn and get information on are the things which I have passion for, or the things which inspire me personally. For example, I like reading books on many subjects because I usually aspire to be an all-round character, who is informed in diverse subjects, and this aspiration, desire and passion has really helped me in being a very knowledgeable person in diverse fields.
I indeed agree that “education is not just the filling of a pail, but actually fire lighting.” I have often found myself remembering most of the interesting things I have encountered in life. For the last few years I have been in school, I have found myself being attracted to some subjects in class. In the most interesting classes, my performance has always been excellent as opposed to those classes that were less interesting. Interesting subjects have always lighted a desire to know more. Instead of just stuffing my brain with loads of information, I try to focus on the more important aspects of life that are more meaningful. This way, I am able to live an interesting personal life as well as in the academic arena.
Most of the things which I learn are as a result of me being inspired to learn new ideas or activities (lighting a fire), and I usually encourage people determined to succeed in education to first have the passion and desire to learn what they want to learn.