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Education System – Great when we Ignore it

Exams. I just can’t figure out why we have to give exams. Is it because we don’t believe ourselves that we know the concepts or the teachers don’t believe in their own teaching.

We are taught that we should believe ourselves and others. And yet, the whole education system doesn’t follow this.

Okay, exams may be necessary sometimes, but the stress they cause is like hell for students. Think about it, you know the concept, so why is there any need to ask? It really doesn’t make sense. Many students forget things and many basic concepts just because of the fear of exams. Really, is that what they are meant for? To discourage students? To make them feel that some of them are superior and other inferiors?

There are par shelties in class rooms just because one student scores well in the exam, while the other just scores badly because of the fear. It isn’t fair. Tell me, is it?

One particular thing I remember my principal saying when he came to our class – “Why have you taken science if you score badly? Why didn’t you take commerce or arts? They are good for the students of your kind.”

Did I just hear “kind”. Now, what does that mean? And, are you saying that commerce and arts are bad because it requires less percentage of marks to get admission there? We don’t need this kind of principal.

May be a student is not able to remember an answer just because of the fear of the teacher that teaches him. The same thing happened with my friend.

Before our Physics exam, everyone was studying and was asking vague questions to each other. Usually I ignore these fucking stupids (who unfortunately call themselves intelligent), but that day I also got a bit into them and became tensed. But I managed to ignore them somehow. But my friend couldn’t. As the exam started we all started writing, but he got blank and even forgot the basics.

As a result he got 10 out of 40. And the teacher was like – “You don’t know anything! See, you’ve gone wrong even in basic things!” They tell us to understand their problems, why can’t they try to understand ours?

Education system in India sucks. So don’t take it too seriously.

Photo credits: Writing Exams by ccarlstead, on Flickr.

Formal Education Will Make You a Living and Nothing More

Formal education can make you a living; self-education can make you a fortune.

I will kill myself if you’ll say that you haven’t heard of this quote (unless you are from Mars, that is). But tell me seriously, how many of you really stick to this? None, I know.

People are aware of this very well, it doesn’t even need any explanation, but still it is ignored. We still choose the career based on our studies. You would say “So? Everyone does that, that’s how it has been.” What? “It has been”? Please, at least a valid explanation?

Yes, each and every one does that – If I am good at science, I will be an engineer or a doctor. But why not a graphic designer? If I am good at accounting and business I will take commerce and be an accountant or something like that. But why not a programmer? And if I am good at arts, well everyone knows what parents say.

Here, people don’t want to take “risk”. Risk? Why? Afraid of failures that can make you strong? And yes, I would like to talk about this failure shit more. Right from when we go to our school, we are taught that we should get good grades, and not get failed in any subject. Fair enough. But this teaching goes far more beyond those teachers and parents think. Slowly and slowly, children become afraid of getting failed in whatever they do and those teachers too (that’s why they are teaching, duh!).

Schools are jails that have been glorified in the name of education. Seriously, you are taught to never break discipline, never ever do anything that is “in-disciplined”, never ever getting out of the math and science (read: junk) to think something more creative like dance or music. I agree dance and music have been included in many schools, but is it taught everyday like science or math? Think about it.

Those people who are making a fortune (read: billionaires) are not doing what they learnt in school. Seriously, do you know a scientist who is a billionaire and enjoys holidays at Bahamas? Or take an ordinary man, who goes at work in the morning and comes at night without anything to be proud of? Isn’t a bad lifestyle you would say, but you all will still do that!

Change is what is needed. Change in education as well as a drastic change in this crappy mindset of people.

Here as an awesome way of telling the same from my friend King Sidharth on his new blog – Education Killed 956 Entrepreneurs.

Please, and I mean PLEASE share your views via comments, I would love to read them!

Photo credits: For the Love of Money by Pacdog, on Flickr.

The 30-day Test

It was not a normal test. It was I testing my skill, kind of weird huh? Well, not for me. I did this to clear a doubt in my mind. A small doubt that was plaguing me. The doubt was that if I wanted to do arts in class 11th and 12th. Ever since I was a child, I had this thing about writing and social science. But now I am very clear.

The Test

In the beginning of the month of May, I started this test. I programmed myself that I will take arts no matter what over science. I did that, I wrote about it on facebook, twitter, my blog and told everyone about it. I told my mother, my sister, my friends and everyone I could tell.

In this process I even inspired some people who wanted to take science to follow their passion. Some are taking arts and others commerce. I just told myself that I will take arts. And there was a point when I really wanted to take it. It was awesome to think about the possibility of what I will do in arts. I started searching for good colleges in Mumbai. I even bought a book that is needed to take admission in class 11th in Maharashtra board.

In a nutshell, I did everything to create in me something that was there, but in a very small amount. As I said, at one point I was completely ready to opt for arts.

The Result

The result? Well, I came to know that I wanted to be a developer, a coder, a C++ & Java kind of coder.  When? Just yesterday night! I am weird? I was just wondering the same thing! ;)

So, how many of you really, and by really I mean really, want to take science or arts or commerce? Or are you doing any of them? Leave your responses below; I would love to read them! :)

Photo credits: Equilibrium: force by felipe_gabaldon, on Flickr.

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