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A Lesson by Ansari

“Every now and then people try to forget their pasts…” said Mr Ansari, looking at the class with a strange look. “But I… I like to look at past. I don’t want to forget it. You know why? Because my past is cheerful – full of happiness – that when I look into it, I feel happy, I feel the urge to do something impossible every day.

“That’s why I set unachievable goals for myself every day. They make me do things that are above my potential. I don’t follow those ‘success’ books. They are useless. What’s the point to shape your thinking according to them? You should make your own reality. Success doesn’t depend on those ‘principles’. Success depends upon unlimitedness. ‘Principles’ limit you – they limit your thinking. On the other hand the feeling of unlimitedness makes you feel happy. It makes you feel that you can achieve anything in thing entire world.

“The example of ‘principles’ in real life is the law. The law makes people break it, and many more people respect it. They respect it because they are fearful of being punished, and that’s where limitedness comes in. Law makes people have limited thinking about them – it makes them feel that the ordinary life they are living is the only good way to live. They think that by not doing something extraordinary and make some people unhappy that will make them look bad before the world. And this is the thing that stops many – or almost 99.95% of the people – from doing what they really love.

“The first way to get out of this thinking is to have fun in what we have i.e. in the present moment. But ‘having fun in what we have’ is again a limiting thought. ‘Having fun in the present moment’ is also limiting and makes us feel that we have very small bit of time to have fun.

“So, the second way to get out of this is to just love everything. Each and everything. Love the world, love the universe, love the eyes you are reading this with. ‘Love is the answer to life.’ That’s why we are all here, and yet we forget this very purpose.

“If you want to love something/someone that isn’t there, then believe that it is. Just believe it with closed eyes. And then you’ll have it with you in no time – really. Just believe that you have the entire universe in your hands.

“Many people have said the same thing – one of which I remember – that goes something like this: The sky is the limit. Whatever they think they are trying to tell people is that they can do anything. But 100% of the people take that as a limiting belief (subconsciously). It is like defining the limit itself. And then people believe in it and make limit themselves more.

“Schools are also doing an awesome job of limiting children’s minds. They have their own rules, which they proudly call ‘discipline’ and make children feel that they are doing an awesome job by following those rules. They call them all sorts of things: Best student of the year, Most disciplined student and what not. And what those students result in? Arrogant people who think they are the best because they are following the rules. This is known as following the herd. They are all living under a big illusion. This illusion makes them blind.” Mr Ansari pauses to drink a glass of water. He gulps it with great passion at once. He puts the glass back on the wooden table – which has nothing special about it – and looks at the whole class of students who are looking at him with an expression of please-go-on-we-are-loving-it. He then starts again.

“Do you know why you are all feeling so happy now, and so energetic? Because you are now in alignment with your inner self or I would say, The True You. This is who you really are – having unlimited power – and that’s why it’s shown on your faces. They are brightened, and happier than a bit earlier. You are cheerful; your eyes have a shine in them. You are in love with this world, universe and yourself.”

Photo credits: Power in the skies. by kelsey_lovefusionphoto, on Flickr.


The First Day in Class 11

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Hey guys! Today was my first day in class 11 science, and I have loads of things to tell you!

This post will also be related to my education section, and a lot more insights that I am getting day by day about it!

So today I woke up at 6 AM, and during vacations I used to wake up at 10 AM! You get the difference, but it wasn’t too hard for me as I slept early. So I went to school, reached my class room on time. Gave high fives (for no reason) to everyone I knew, and a smile to almost everyone.

Soon it was time for the assembly, but it was raining outside so we did our prayers in the class room. And then the first period started. At first, no teacher came, and then afterwards our class teacher who will teach us computer science (EPIC!) came and started collecting fees. After that he went, and then in the second period the mathematics sir came and gave us the introduction to various chapters (NOT EPIC!).

After that for 2 periods no one came and we just roamed around the corridor or just went to the ground. Then it was lunch, and we ate our tiffins. Then in the time left had a great walk in the school campus and brought back all the missing memories with friends! EPIC!

And then after lunch what happened was truly NOT EPIC at all! And I ended up having an head-ache! 😛

Our Physics ma’am came to the class in the 5th period (after the lunch) and briefed us about class 11 and 12 as if we were going for a war! But one thing I remember is (and the thing because I am writing this post) she gave some advice, it was like this –

Don’t take Bio or Computer Science, instead take Hindi and you can score better. In Bio you’ll have to literally study the whole text and about Computer Science you can take any course outside. If you’ll take Hindi you will have lots of time to study important subjects like Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics.

I mean WTF?! Brain-washing children? I do personally like her and the way she teaches and her attitude, but this was really a FAIL. Why are you deviating children? It really surprised me when she was talking about these so-called “important subjects”.

Giving importance to certain subjects is not at all good. And why did those officials at CBSE decide to teach us computer science? Are they mad?

Well, and after that (some dumb people without any brains) who were going to take Computer Science, told that they will opt for Hindi now. I mean WTF?! This is what I want to highlight. People in India are STARVING for marks. They don’t want to create their future, they are afraid. Why? Being afraid is good, but never give-up. Marks are not everything for God’s sake!

Indian education system revolves around this whole marks thing. And in between this chaos of percentages everyone has forgotten the basic meaning of education. Everyone now wants to know this and that definition but don’t want to literally know what it means. They want to vomit everything they mugged up during the school days, on that answer sheet. And then be proud of getting 100 out of 100 marks.

I never got a 100 in any subject and I don’t even care. I am good at writing (and still I barely go above 90 in English) and I know that is my future. And yeah, my new hobby – Graphic Designing!

One more thing, she also asked students who have set their goal for their career in future. And I tell you; more than 95% of students have joined IIT coaching classes in our class. And when she asked that only 3 or 4 students raised their hands out of like 48. I was one of the 3 or 4, and when she asked me I said Graphic Designing, and yea I impressed! =)

One student said so-called Engineering and ma’am said “Engineering? It’s too common! Say something else.” (Exactly the title of one of my posts! That’s why I linked it there.)

And simultaneously I wrote in my notebook “Education is not equal to career”.

And yea, I need to sleep now, tomorrow’s school! And I am excited! 🙂

Photo credits: Lecture Lecture by cogdogblog, on Flickr.

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