Tuesday, April 5, 2011

"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." -Sydney J. Harris

What does this quote mean? Put it in your own words then explain how you can apply this quote in your own life.

46 comments:

tepson said...

i think that this comment means to seek for your intelligence.For Example:if your looking seek for your intelligence, your seeking for a window to your succsses.

joshua chery said...

I think this quote means that if you do not have any education there are no opportunities for you in life.You just stay where you are. IN ELA CLASS IF YOU DO NOT DO YOUR WORK YOU JUST STAY THERE AND HAVE NO OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU TO DO VERY WELL. JOSHUA CHERY 270

LittleLittle said...

I think this quote means that if you dont have an education then you have no opportunities in life.

mathew pearson

Justin "The Joker" Delerme said...

I think this quote means that if you do not have an education you will staying looking in a mirror only seeing you and whats behind you and seeing your past and small opportunities. If you have an educastion its almost like looking through a window your seeing you and everything in front of you meaning you will have more opportunities

Alphaoumar said...

I think this quote means that if you have education you can do anything you want in life.you can get any thing because you have education and you can help others with this knowledge and hep them grow with their ebucation.even if it is very small and even when it is big you can help others.

c39ec270-5fd8-11e0-8610-000bcdcb8a73 said...

i think this quote means that the main reason for education is to not only be educated, but to be very intelligent and successful.For example if you want to pass a test you not only have to use your knowledge but you have to focus and study harder.

mayrudina simeon aka olivia said...

i think this quote means the whole reason for knowledge is to not just look at it like a mirror but to open up your knowledge to new things like a window.
EX: if you want to get a good job you need to use your knowledge and open your mind like your opening a window. i can apply this quote to my life by useing my knowledge and utilize it for something like getting a good grade

c39ec270-5fd8-11e0-8610-000bcdcb8a73 said...

oh Andrew pacaud, 270

Aliyah Patterson said...

I think this quote means that the whole purpose of education is to take what you already have and turn it into something better, and take any chance of oppurtunity you get and make it better.


- Aliyah Patterson 271

MKStheBest said...

"The whole point of education is to give opportunities the job you want."

This quote means that you may do something bad once in a while but the right education can put you on the right track.
Messiah Stith
270

angelelan98 said...

I thinkk that this qoute means that the purpose of education is that you make oppuritionitys for ur self.
- elan mcginty

randy said...

I think this quote means that if you do not have education you are going to have opportunities in life and you will stay looking yourself in a mirror only seeing yourself and whats behind you and the mirror you will see how you look with no education and no opportunities in life.EX:In ELA class if you want to get good grades you need to use your knowledge and open your mind like you opening a window and you will have opportunities in life.I can apply to my life because I need to open my mind and use my knowledge and utilize to do good in life and to have the opportunities that I need to do well in life.

Randy Ramirez 272

SHAWN said...

I think that this quote means that with an education a brain that has no meaning can turn into something with sense in it

arnold rambally said...

i think this quote mean that if you dont have an education you would not get far in life.you will not beable to get a high paying job you will maybe get a low paying job so an education can get you far.

e21fa3fa-3bab-11e0-bd66-000bcdca4d7a said...

I think this quote means the purpose of education is to see what u would do in the future.Also to prepare u for the future. For Example: If you get education u wold learn a lot when u get older. -Joseph- 270

skyler said...

Think this quote means to learn u have to listen. It like going to class and not listen and when u get the test your lost.

gansterfifi said...

i think this quote means that education gives you the option to not only see what you already know but see what you dont know..
fiona larmond
271

Kim said...

I think this quote means thatthe purpose of your education is to not to only see yourself but to see the future you.
EXAMPLE:When you plan on achieving something you look in the mirror but when you open that window the the futrue you lies right infront of you.

Kim said...

~Alyson St.omer 271

ketheluyn said...

i think this comment means to seek for intelligence. if you are trying to get smarter you have to look deep in side your self to find your intelligence and work hard and do your best

da6cc5d4-3b97-11e0-86cd-000bcdcb471e said...

I think that this quote means:''To be educated you can't look at the present but look at what might be in the future.'' An example in life is when I need to success,i need to think of what might be in the future for a good carrer.
Megane A. Nacier 272

Tai said...

I think that this quote means that if you have an education you could turn your opportunity which is the mirror,into success which is the window for success.

Tai Smith Class: 271

df6c64c4-3b09-11e0-8579-000f20980440 said...

I think this quote means that if you have your education then your edicationa can help you lead you into a good and healthy life in the future. For example if you stay in school from elementry to high school and graduate you can get into a good college. If you get into a college that college can lead you into getting a good job. So its really up to us how to lead our windows.

df6c64c4-3b09-11e0-8579-000f20980440 said...

kemari best 271

babybunni909 said...

I think this qute means that without education you will only look at yourself like a mirror but if you have education you will have many windows to more opportunity

I can apply this quote to my own life by getting education and helping me get more opportunities for when I get older.

- Sharee Campbell 271

Elischa said...

I think that this quote means that when you are getting education it's turnibg your whole life into an opportunity and it's opening something that returned against you into something that's good for you."The whole point of being educated is having a whole lot of opportunities in front of you. Ex: If you are in Junior High School and you're in 7th grade and you are doing really great High Schools are looking at you as a great person which means when you get to High School, Colleges will have their eyes on you which is going to get you a good job and a good life.
Elischa Edouard 272

6b4d4d94-4d6d-11e0-a246-000bcdcb5194 said...

I think that this quote means that the reason why people go to school is to get an education and to help a person succeed in life. Not for all your roadblocks to reflect back to you.






Darren Desanges 271

KIID RECTRO said...

I think this quote means that when you look into a mirrior you think of your future. Your future is based on your education. If you dont have education you do not have a future. If you have a education you can now open your window. Opening your window means that you can take a step foward to a great future.
For example. I got 80 85 90 95 and 100 sience i was in jr.high till i was in collage. Now i am a succeful Doctor that works in California.

Paula Dorismond
271

4b9a1222-37b3-11e0-abec-000bcdca4d7a said...

I Think This Quote Means That is you have a education you would look at many different window for more opportunities. To occupier yourself. And if you look at mirrors at yourself.

This Quote Can Relate To My Life because Its Has To With My Later On Life education and opportunities.

Shainya Caesar
Of 271

joshua weller 271 said...

this quote that the purpose of education is to help you become smarter and achieve more.

christinaphilippeaux said...

i think that this quote means the whole reason for us kids going to school is so that we could blossom in the future. for example just like the mirrors, if we dont go tro school we would only see our selfs as mirrors and we would never blossom as windows

Jade Compton said...

I think this quote means that if you don’t have a good education, a mirror would not be useful without a window. Just think that you are a window without mirror, which is useless and education is a mirror which makes you useful.
~Jade Compton 271

Cherielle said...

I think this quote means that when you look into a mirror it only shows you and the inside of the building confining you and your thoughts.
However if you make the mirror into a window you can look and see the world and open your mind to all the vast knowledge that is out there.
-Daniella Fleix 272

0fbdb1e0-4dc1-11e0-a02e-000bcdca4d7a said...

I think this quote means that the purpose of education is not to look at it in your relection, instead you must find it through an open window. Ican apply this to my life by not looking in a mirror and thinking to myself that I have all the infor,ation all ever need, instead I must look for it through the open window.

0fbdb1e0-4dc1-11e0-a02e-000bcdca4d7a said...

I think this quote means that the purpose of education is not to look at it in your relection, instead you must find it through an open window. Ican apply this to my life by not looking in a mirror and thinking to myself that I have all the infor,ation all ever need, instead I must look for it through the open window.

0fbdb1e0-4dc1-11e0-a02e-000bcdca4d7a said...

-Terrence anuku

c8dde128-6481-11e0-ad75-000bcdcb471e said...

i think this quote means that education is important and that you need it to turn your future bright and being successful

8b9aab80-6511-11e0-92f2-000bcdca4d7a said...

i think this comment means instead of lookin at your self now when u grow and get better in your education you would grow to be a better person.

shaniyah green 272

00eee694-3961-11e0-853c-000bcdcb5194 said...

This quote is trying to say that with mirrors your looking at yourself.and a window your looking through so the quote is trying to say stop look at yourself and get serious.

00eee694-3961-11e0-853c-000bcdcb5194 said...

oh ya Ezekiel Bovell
271

Stanley said...

i think this quote mean if you don not have education you will not be sucessful in life.

Imani said...

I think this quote means that education helps you focus on the future and not the past.
Kristina Wells

April Fool said...

Children learn by imitating adults and education also seeks to provide role models for them. But education MUST go beyond that to enable children to think, reflect and act for themselves thus giving them skills that empower them and not just replicate.. Thus the window signifies opportunities to become independent and powerful while mirror is limiting and just a repetitive image....

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laura louidor said...

in my opinion i believe this quote is trying to tell us that the whole purpose of education is to better yourself . as we all know a mirror is something that shows you , and where you are .. sydney J. harris may be using the mirror in this quote to tell us that by looking in a mirror we see ourselves and only ourselves. but as you know a window is something that faces the outside world and the outside world is huge & filled with so many opportunities, that show so many things in life . the mirror stays in one place& shows only one thing, while a window is what i believe to be "freedom", and has all kinds of opportunities - Laura Louidor