Education has been important to Chinese culture for many years now. In Confucianism, the beliefs were that people were to be self educated about rituals, proper etiquette, and specific behavior. Being educated was critical to a Confucius lifestyle and was a major part of it. In the present, education is one, if not the most, of the significant categories in Chinese culture. Being educated is very important because the belief is that you will go to a prestigious college and have a good, well paying job after. Also, the idea of education being competitive has also stayed around to today's world. In the past, there was an exam that people could take to join the government called the Civil Service Exam. Only the wisest of people would pass, but it was open to the public. This was a very competitive test, as to there were many people who were talented and could pass the exam. In today's world, education and tests have become very important to get into a good college. The stakes have gone up and children are working much harder to get into the good colleges.