When people talk about education they are probably talking about people who spend lots of time in the academic world, or who say only the free can be educated, but rather the lovers of wisdom who say that only the educated are free; ‘Discourses’ by Epictetus.
We all have a special knowledge we acquired in school to obtain grades, one of which is explained and academical. The other types of knowledge we acquire is not exactly knowledge, it’s a way of doing things that we cannot really express in clear and direct language.
Though there are plenty of other choices than reading a book of philosophy, I mean other ways of passing time which is always easier to do. But once you decide to be educated because you want to be free, fear less, and achieve a state of peace.
It is a lot easier to get distracted by watching TV or movies on YouTube than read from a great mind who can help us to make a better decision for our future. I had to develop the habits of reading for one hour in the morning or more and, reading before I go to bed; which brings me to self-knowledge – which is a way is freedom.
So, education on the other hand can be freedom but – knowledge and self-knowledge is freedom.