Every country has its own education system. Every education system has its own share of benefits and drawbacks. But when the negatives outweigh the positives, a sort of abilitative redundancy sets into the minds of those receiving this education. It is not possible for such people to perform upto their full potential. An even more wretched and desolate thought is that these people don’t even realise that they are being duped.
Set on the fact that children must mug up their coursework without understanding it, the Indian education system probably confuses up our young more than any fantasy boy-rescuing-girl nonsense could. It takes away from us the power of thought, the power to think outside of the box; and more often than not, we are simply stuck in a race towards nothing.
Frequently, people ask as to why thats even necessary. Why should they change their way of thought? Because most of the time we don’t even realise that we are a part of a game that we don’t even want to play. And once this realisation dawns on us, it leads us to one of the following two situations- If we’re young and can manage to change our stream of work , we try to do so against the wishes of our parents and “What will the neighbours say?” The emotional drama that proceeds to ensue from this point on is nothing less than a Hindi sitcom; and hilariously so. But, if you aren’t luck enough to have age on your side, chances are that every time you lie down to sleep, you’ll catch yourself wishing things had gone differently- that you had had enough courage to do what you actually wanted. Nothing beats regret as you grow older.
The most powerful situation to be in, in todays world is as a teacher. The power to shape young minds, to help them differentiate between right and wrong, to help them grow- that I a true challenge that very few of us are willing to take the responsibility for. While education starts at home, our teachers and our Gurus shape us as human beings. They take their entire lives to impart all their knowledge to us, and it is upto us whether we use that wisdom for the benefit of not only ourselves but also society, or we exploit everything we learn from them to weaken everyone else and make ourselves feel superior. Unfortunately, in todays commercial world, our teachers seem to have lost the sanctity of their own profession.
Today, whether we look at the most premier University of India- Delhi University or Government MCD schools, the situation is the same; dilapidated buildings, missing teachers and aimless children. Before some of my readers argue that DU has produced very notable personalities, let me draw attention to the fact that said University has been around since 1922; so it should have produced atleast someone of note. Even our B-schools cannot give MBA degrees- they’re all PGDM’s. It quite hilarious to see the looks on the faces of international recruiters when they see ones accolades- the confusion of whether a PGDM equals an MBA. Can you imagine how painful that is for people who have gone through that?
Every one who has the responsibility to influence the future should do so with the utmost care because if you don’t teach your young to take care of those older than them, don’t wonder why you landed up in an old age home. It is upto our elders, our wisemen to enlighten us, to take us to the next level.
I’m an educated fool
So don’t know what is I’m supposed to do
About this awkward situation
That’s been forced down right upon me
As I’m walking down into
On my own into the valley of life