Which is most desirable in life? Ability to make changes of course. Each of us has a part to play and in order to face the challenges ahead education is a medium.
Think of your life as a point hurtling through time and place along with so many billions of points each making for a goal. Each one carries certain measure of knowledge which we share unequally as we progress in life. So quality of what we know and seek becomes vital for our progression.
Time and Place
No one can make changes with all facts on hand; nor can actions matter if time for them is past. If you have rested on what you learned yesterday, you shall have lot of catching to do.
If you mess up the time element changes you make shall never be your servant but master. It shall sweep you away and to your cost.
Each of us can be effective and master our own life in knowing the time and having essential facts to make changes as we go ahead. In a small town growing up means learning from traditions, from your peers and from internet quality of which shall be different from a big city being thrown among people, and variety of them, so much so there is a vibrancy and here and now quality to information you gather. Is being street smart what life is all about? No it is not. Learning from people and books cannot help much if your mind is not tidied up and is undisciplined to compare impressions you are daily bombarded with.
What good is educating ourselves beyond what we can get maximum benefit? Education from life as we go along is as important as equipping mind.
Education can only begin when mind can see limit of the printed word and in setting life no boundaries where your mind is strong enough to face challenges it brings up.
Importance of life is therefore to test the events that you face and make the changes so you are benefited as well as made difference for others around you.