The policy of educating is completely on an inappropriate realisation.
Taking the case of today’s educational system, education should be meant of training a child about the basic etiquettes, morals, and good lesson.
Studying about Sachin Tendulkar or MS Dhoni might be an inspiration, but how to implement new ideas to become one like them is education.
For how many centuries should schools or colleges teach about the theories that Einstein or Edison left behind? Know for the fact that they studied from nobody and no theory. Their discoveries came from their own knowledge. How long should a child study about the x-axis and y-axis in mathematics or how light refracted differently on a prism in physics? Are the institutions really educating them? If education is an art, one should add colours to it to make it look pleasant. What exactly do you think a student is observing in the chemistry lab? The theory how it works? No. They admire how blue changes into pink, and this happens when he/she is not interested to know what is actually needed. Adding unwanted or uninterested know-hows can gain nothing at the end.
Perhaps that is the reason why a biology student works in an IT firm and IT students maintain their own business.
Sex education was made compulsory in few institutions but why a woman shouldn’t be touched wasn’t taught anywhere. The concept of intellectual academics failed right there. Education today is all about adding the graduation degree on the wedding card. Only a very few use it in a right manner. One out of hundred says, ” I do this for my parents and their wish”. For what? Then when to live for themselves? Mental pressure takes place because of not wanting to do what they don’t like and a huge depression of not being able to do what they wanted. This is why the progress is sustained. The basic foundational hindarance it is.
The major problem is, temporary marks are valued the most than the permanent dreams. Parents cannot appreciate that 80% grade and worry only about that 20% they missed. If this mindset hadn’t been at place, many lives would’ve been saved.
If you’re reading this, remember you are mature enough to understand your children now or in the future that quality and progress in their favourite field will fetch zen percent success more than studying about history and geography. Definitely basic knowledge about everything is needed, say manners, principles, percepts, but don’t crush them with it. Don’t squeeze their brains so much into something. Let them experience and learn from it. If that happens so, new breakthroughs are really possible.
“Be like whom you want to become”. Help them bring out their hidden talent. One should be their own inspiration. Let them say, “I got inspired by myself“.
© Yashica Priya