The society is confused about difference between education and training.
You can train monkeys to complete a job - but you cannot educate them.
So what everyone is getting (right from the birth) is TRAINING. Not education.
Doctors, engineers, designers, lawyers - all are professions. And you need training to become one.
In any case - why do you feel that
"we have to study to keep pace with the world,
in this cut- throat era, we have to merge"
Who has imposed this on you?
You on your own.
Perhaps because of your training.
If you were really educated - you would've realized that there are things more important to you than the rat race.
(again sorry about the poetry angle, I am not too well versed with poetry and its nuances)
You donít get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.