I ran across this quote today, and it makes sense that someone who is educated would have the knowledge base of many topics to carry on a conversation with confidence. Even if someone disagrees, an educated individual understands that conflict and differences of opinion is a form of learning and is not always adversarial. If I only hear my opinion, I will never learn new and possibly better ways to accomplish my goals and live my life. I will also not have the ability to teach someone else that same thing. Education does not solely happen by going to school, or attending college. Education happens by proactively reading and learning about the world around you, then engaging with it.
“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self- confidence” ~Robert Frost