which one do u think is superior money or education ? i think education is the key of success for our lives which we should respect and i think its much superior than money because money can bring...

which one do u think is superior money or education ?

i think education is the key of success for our lives which we should respect and i think its much superior than money because money can bring proudness (ego) in someones behaveir whereas education makes u more mature. 

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catd1115 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Assistant Educator

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As mentioned above, this is a cyclical question. One with money can always buy an education, and one with an education has more access to money. So which do you pursue? As in most things in life the answer would usually lie in the middle.

I must add though that I think education is more important, at least a true good education, one that teaches you to think and learn on your own. Knowledge and the ability to gain, retain, and use knowledge BELONGS to you. It can never be taken from you once you have it. Money is fleeting and is never truly yours to own.

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litlady33 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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I would say education is of utmost importance. With education, you have more access to money. If you are someone who doesn't want a lot of money, at least you have an education so that you can think for yourself and make informed decisions about things that are important to you.

While some people can get money without education, I still think those people are at a disadvantage in some ways. Without an education, it's easy to be taken advantage of because other people are more knowledgeable than you are.

Of course, there are exceptions to everything, but ultimately I believe that education is the most important asset a person can have.

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e-martin | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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I'm tempted to suggest that with an education a person would be better able to get by without money, intellectually, spiritually and philosophically, than would someone with money but no education.

It seems that unless an uneducated person has a great deal of money (to lose), the money will soon disappear anyway. Education won't disappear.

Maybe this is a bit too pat of an answer though. No amount of learning, without extremely advanced spiritual/maturational resolve, can help anyone cope with extreme poverty.

Everyone has enough education to know when they're hungry...

 

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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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My concept about money has definitely changed over the years. When young, I thought that money was everything. Now, as an adult and teacher, I hold education as something much more valuable than money. I can lose my money, I will never lose my education.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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In my younger years I would have said unequivocally that education is better than money, but now that I am older I think that money wisely used (such as to acquire an education) would be a good solution to this dilemma.  In other words, the two together seem best.

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

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I agree with both of the previous posts. I'd hate to be ignorant, but luckily I had parents who insisted that I make good grades and go to college, so I feel my education has helped me to become a better person. Sadly, as a teacher, I have never felt total economic freedom, so I also have to agree with pohnpei: I'd rather be rich, and I WOULD go back to school and complete a couple of degrees that I have not yet finished.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Sure, education can help you to mature (though it doesn't necessarily do so).  But if I had to pick, I'd rather have the money.  First, if I really wanted to, I could use it to buy an education.  Second, if I wasn't educated I might not really care -- it might not bother me that I didn't know much about most things.  Luckily, I have enough of both so as not to be in dire need, but if I had to pick one, it would be the money.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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You can have money without an education, but money can buy you an education to a certain extent.  You do not need to go to school to get educated.  I think there are many self-educated poor people.  Personally, I'd rather be educated and poor than rich and ignorant.

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kavya--kammana | Student, Grade 12 | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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WIHOUT EDUCATION IT IS POSSIBLE TO GET MONEY TOO. BUT IF WE R EDUCATED IT IS POSSIBLE TO EARN MORE MONEY AS WE CAN GET A GOOD PROFESSION..... SO AS MY OPINION IF MONEY IS THERE WE CAN GET GOOD AND STANDARD EDUCATED AND GET LITERATED. BUT IF THERE IS EDUCATION ONLY WE CAN GET MORE MONEY AND GRAB SUCCESS IN OUR LIFE......SO BOTH ARE IMPORTANT AND INTERRELATED IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER..............LIKE EVERYTHING ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, : )

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