Education increases the knowledge and understanding of individuals in society regarding the many aspects of the world in which they live.
Education introduces a person to the many varied customs and beliefs that exist in the world. It creates a foundation for mutual understanding between different societies and, consequently, furthers the unity of humanity and promotes peace.
Education enables a person to understand local and world history so that the mistakes of
the past, hopefully, will not be repeated. It allows one to avoid war by knowing the causes of war. It allows one to travel the road to peace by using knowledge and understanding to distinguish the road to peace from the road to war.
It also enables humanity to perceive the causes of social problems and
then to find solutions to those problems. And it allows us to refine our social institutions and philosophies in order to create a more perfect world human society.
Education also prevents individuals from being manipulated due to their
lack of knowledge and understanding. It gives one the ability to determine for himself or herself the truth and value of words and ideas proposed by others.
Inner peace comes with an understanding of our relationship to the world human society and the universe. It comes when one feels capable of evaluating the many actions and events that daily affect one's life.