An Education in Liberal Arts

An Education
in Liberal Arts

Liberal arts is a universal education
that provides a strong foundation of knowledge in many subjects. Liberal
arts can observe the capabilities as well as the limitations of each field
of study. This allows students to find connections between different fields
of study, to explore them, and to discover new theories and/or inventions.

Liberal arts also allows students to investigate areas of interest and
to make new ones by combining diverse subjects. A liberal arts education
provides students with a broad spectrum of information enabling them to
expand their knowledge and to advance society in a positive direction.

It is imperative that a liberal
arts posses the basic knowledge of the many fields. With this knowledge,
students can combine different subjects to formulate new ideas and concepts.

As in mixing colors, a new color can only be created by combining various
colors. The same is true for liberal arts education, the resulting idea(s)
and/or concept(s) is derived from the combination used to create it.

A liberal arts education provides
a strong foundation of knowledge in many fields allowing students to create
new theories and inventions. With this foundation, there are endless possibilities
that students can expand and build on what others have learned rather than
wasting time on what has already been discovered.

In order to illustrate, I\'ll use
the example of the telephone. The telephone was an ingenious invention
that was combined with the innovation of a free thinker, Alexander Graham

Bell. Bell created the first working telephone and the impact of the telephone
on society, over the past 100 years, is immeasurable. The result of the
telephone revolutionized communication, advancing society to another level.

Inventions that advance society, such as this, demonstrate the value of
a liberal arts education. In years past, more and more scientists, from
an array of various fields, have elaborated upon the basic telephone by
inventing different components to be used along with the telephone such
as the facsimile machine and computer modems which enable communication
via the internet.

In short, a liberal arts education
provides students with a strong foundation of universal knowledge that
allows them to think without restrictions or barriers. Liberal arts allow
imaginative thoughts to develop freely. Such imaginative thoughts lead
to discoveries and inventions which, in turn, advance society to higher
levels. It is evident that a liberal arts education is one of society\'s
tools for advancement in a positive direction.