The use of keys can be dated back thousands of years to the Babylon and early Egyptian empires. Assumingly born from the need to protect one’s prized possessions, these ancient keys were made of wood and relied on a key to lift bolts out of locked position. Although the Greeks were the first to introduce the use of metal keys and keyholes, it was the Romans who engineered a more compact and practical design. It is during this time that we see a semblance of the key so widely used today. These keys contained a bow, shaft, and bit and were set to a family of warded locks. Warded locks are a types of locks that use a set of impediments and barricades to prevent the lock from opening. Insert the proper key and voila! Open sesame!
As keys and locks typically represent the practice of locking with intent to conceal. One might argue that they, inversely, represent the act of unlocking with intent to free. The skeleton key is based off the idea of stripping a key down to its bare essentials. By eliminating the unnecessary, the key then becomes a master key of sorts. A key with the ability to open up numerous locks. Educ8 revels in the concept that we are the keys to the concealed treasures of our destinies. Locks and keys can symbolize the difference between freedom and imprisonment. By ridding ourselves of the superfluous, we are able to obtain the keys vital to unlocking our successes. You have the tools within your arsenal. Eliminate the redundant and go back to essence of what makes you special, what makes you great. It is entirely up to you to stay hidden and concealed, or be free and boundless!
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