Imagine living on a tiny island, just big enough for your home, but too small to land a plane. What if this island were surrounded by pounding seas and forbidding boulders? The unnavigable waters would hold you hostage. You would own your own island but have no access to what you need. The shore would be in sight, but so very out of reach. What would you dream of each night? A bridge!
The bridge that connects the most people and solves the greatest hardships is education. At the principle level, education fundamentally changes our brain. Our mind is rebuilt and shaped through what we learn. We become different people, capable of greater feats and more aware of the world beyond us. This bridge takes us from simple knowledge to the power to use it and create new knowledge and ideas. With the personal gift of education, we build a bridge from our simple self to our full potential–it is a bridge that never stops growing as long as we keep laying bricks and stringing supports by our studies.
As we break free of our ignorance, education bridges the gap to other people. We gain not only facts by empathy and analytical capability through a solid foundation. We can compare and contrast our own little world with those far beyond our reach. Education immerses us in a world that we would never be able to cover by foot, a world that we may never physically experience, but we can grow to understand through our continued quest for deeper understanding.
Education builds bridges from the past to the future by rooting us in lessons learned, and inspiring us to innovate in ways never dreamed before. Our education is the key to an odyssey that reaches to whichever shore where we can strive to land.
Beyond the personal gain, and the benefit to the future, education builds a bridge out of poverty. It lays a path out of despair. Education provides the superhighway to a better world.
As we build our bridges to solve problems, become more employable, and enhance our life experience; we must remember those who are still waiting at the toll bridge, struggling to see past the gate and start building a bridge of their own.
When we speak of being One Planet, One People education is the key to our unity. Through continued study to understand the hardships, obstacles, and geo-political hurdles that our fellow man must face we build a blueprint of what could be. Let us pick up this blue-print and make it reality.
By supporting and funding education for those who need it most, we can get every child on the path to a sturdy bridge building career. Find a way today, to lay the first brick of a bridge for a child in need so that we can all cross the threshold into a safer, healthier, more unified and peaceful tomorrow.
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