We them; in fact, Malala’s words rang even louder!

We have all these liberties that we take for granted, but in Pakistan, things aren’t going so well; especially for a girl named Malala Yousafzai.  In her book, I Am Malala, she speaks out for women’s education, and nearly gets killed for it.  Many of her friends and her parents’ friends were nearly, if not outright killed, just to silence them.  Yet it didn’t silence them; in fact, Malala’s words rang even louder!  Also, if so many people died for this worthy cause, then maybe education is a basic right.Firstly, the less people with an education, the more chaotic a state/providence/country will be.  Syeda Summiya Zahid from the Pakistan Observer explains that “With a population of more than 180 million, Pakistan bears the burden of one of the most illiterate countries of Asia…with its 58.7% literacy rate (Zahid 1)…”  This means that more than ½ of the country is not in school, and as a result, the amount of successful people decreases, until the country just becomes utterly chaotic, due to a lack of successful people who know better.   If that happens, so many innocent lives are taken, and so many people, who could’ve gotten an education, decease.Secondly, most countries’ Constitutions have education as a natural right, given at birth.  Although our Constitution has nothing about it,  there are many others that do.  For example, the Pakistani Constitution states that “The State shall provide free and compulsory education to all children of the age of five to sixteen years in such manner as may be determined by law” (Pakistan Constitution Article 25A).  Similarly, the Japanese Constitution says that “All people shall have the right to receive an equal education correspondent to their ability, as provided by law” (Japanese Constitution Article 26).  Moreover, the Russian Constitution simply declares that “Everyone shall have the right to education” (Russian Constitution 43).  If that many bustling, functioning countries are willing to say that education is a basic right, how could someone disagree with that?  Apparently, it’s easier done than said.There are many people in this world that say that education is a privilege that only the rich and powerful are worthy of.  However, these people are most likely aristocrats, the upper class, with all the money.  These are the 1% of people, who have the world given to them on a gold platter (because silver is too lower-class).  In addition, 6,558,800,000 people, or 86.3% of the world is illiterate, and most of these people are of non-aristocratic genealogy.  Likewise, Kofi Annan, a Ghanaian general and the seventh Secretary-General of the U.N., once said that “To educate … is to reduce poverty.” This  1% has most likely had a butler, or a servant teach them as a child, yet even with the latest, maybe even futuristic, technology, they weren’t educated, because they didn’t gain a sense of the world around them, or a sense to be a better person.  Moreover, some of these aristocrats have gone through a rags-to-riches story of sorts, so they know what a lack of education feels like, and have been educated on this subject.  However, when they got rich, they must’ve decided that they were too rich and important to deal with “trivial” problems such as these, and ignored them.  In summation of this paragraph, the 1% feel that they are too important to deal with this.