Every day is not a Teachers’ Day. The remaining days are of the students. A Teacher, who teaches, does not demand days for his own stature. He is the ground, the base on which he himself keeps the clay moving to transform into a ‘carrier’ of Learning.
It used to be a fortunate thing to have good children who shall keep your words and dreams; who bring pride to the family name and have a say in the world that you feel happy about. Parents used to work hard to inculcate goodness among their children. Generations used to depend on this divine bliss of having Sensible and Disciplined Children.
We should learn to socialise and make a community of friends and well-wishers. Sense of Saftey comes from the community. One who is part of a community can look for a reprise in times of emotional draught. Even during a professional crisis, the community comes to rescue you. Important things are to develop yourself as a community person among a sensible lot of people and maintaining the same for life.
God is not just a particle in our life. It is a product of belief and reason for a belief at the same time. We humans are very particular about our beliefs in the Supreme and look up to them for remedies. The question here is not of being a theist or atheist.
Future is not a thing to be sold. But the Modern Business Model sells anything and everything. We have missed a very important aspect of our preparation for life and even after knowing the mistake, we are ignorant of that. The truth is that we have got obsessed with the branded product 'FUTURE' and have forgotten that it is the present- here and now- that we need to live.
India was not a World Leader in education because there were standardised and policy-bound selection criteria in that age. We had teachers who actually wanted to teach and they were allowed to make an impact in the lives of the disciples. Now, teachers are hired and there are more employed-individuals than teachers.
Karma is one thing that is the pivotal point of our life. We might get engaged in any type of trivial pursuit, material race or self-appeasement by fabricating a comfort zone around us. But, when it comes to self-assessment and realisation of the purpose of our life, all these temporary shelters vanish with a blow of wind.
Ernest Hemingway, the mythical persona of American Literature, has been a Muse to me. I invoke him whenever I need to bring something filled with emotional maturity. Hemingway fought all his life with himself. That is what we all do but give up quite early. He lived to prove things to himself and bothered least of the world's madness.
Education has been a commodity and in recent years, we have seen it transformed into a larger business than any other service sector. Billions are going to schools and getting conditioned for the future. One wrong is to prepare a generation for the future which is unknown. Still, we love this obsession of the FUTURE.