Now the question arises—why the sudden thirst for knowledge ? Are we interested in acquiring information or insight ? Information, itself, is of little value, it's what we do with the knowledge that counts. Are we making the best of our opportunities ? What is the motivating power behind this surge for higher education? Is it financial security the student is seeking? Is it brought about by a feeling of being able to compete in today's work-a-day world? Is it a search for educational equality?
I like to think of it as a needed inspiration, a cultural awakening, a foundation for the future "Utopia" of the world.