but there is a time and a situation where this method should be used and I believe that it isnot being done properly at all. We would do well to fix it.The youth should look at education as an elevator to the upper echelons of society. A one-time elevator that once is missed, is lost forever. If we look at the worldaround us, we come to realize one thing. All the “pezzonovante” of our planet havestrived as hard as they could to make their mark on the planet. They have left no stepsunturned, to use an oft-used inanity, to work their way up, planning, plotting anddreaming. “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers”, said Harry S. Truman,the 33rd President of the United States. He was a folksy, unassuming president and wasthought to exemplify integrity and accountability. He coordinated the greatestelection upset in American history over Thomas E. Dewey in the 1948 PresidentialElections. These aforementioned words of his just reinforce the point I have been tryingto make; that to work our way up, we need to have a certain amount of knowledge abouthow the world ticks and we can get only via the written word. Television, internet andvarious other means to gain knowledge have come into existence and they are goodsources of information, but books and newspapers are still the primary sources of information, or rather knowledge. Over the years, the importance of written material hasdecreased but still holds a very important place.“It is well to read everything of something, and something of everything” saidLord Henry P. Brougham, a British statesman who became Lord Chancellor of the UnitedKingdom and who holds the House of Commons record for non-stop speaking at sixhours. While the above-mentioned statement hints at a gift for the gab, it looks as thoughthe statesman valued his words too. A proper education must impart an amalgam of knowledge from many quarters with an in-depth knowledge of the subject one specializesin. This type of an education is the best in most cases, except of course in such cases orprofessions where a different method of education helps more. However, very often thismethod of education is not much in use. Changes must be wrought in the very crux of theeducational system itself and only such a change can be useful in the long run.