Category Archives: Education

My dream is that one day all the phony people will be real

In the DreamDay people have dreams about children,world,country,education,youth. Seriously? What happened to the dreams like “I have a dream that I will do something to make this happen.” Everybody dreams about great abstract stuff and thinks somehow all the dream will come true. Great world, great country, oneness, excellent education, Safe nation etc.

Isn’t our dream supposed to be something we are working towards, shouldn’t it reflect our own action? Mitt Romney dreams “what made America great will make our kids great.” As a senior leader I would hope he will have a better dream. It’s like some magic will make everything great and we don’t have to do a thing for that.

What happened to the small dreams, like I dream of white picket fence house, fastest car, exotic travel, more money, happy family? How come in the news media all the dreams are “so big” and related to the world only.

I don’t think having smaller dream about yourself is any lesser than the big dreams. Martin Luthar King, had dreams and he had actions to achieve his dream. For achieving anything great there has to be baby steps taken to that rough road where lots of obstacles will be in our way.

People who dreams of a united world, may be need to have a small dream like “I will marry internationally”.
People who dreams about education may be should dream ” I want to teach group of student voluntarily”.
People who dream about “Safe world” may be should dream of “I want to spend 10 hours a week to educate younger generations the moral values.”

I don’t think it’s hard to stick to a small dream, because it is measurable and achievable. Big dreams should be there to keep us motivated but the small dreams should lead us there. Otherwise Dreams will be always Dreams.

My dream is to make the big dreams come true by taking positive actions. Oh and I have another dream. This is more abstract. My dream is that one day all the phony people will be real and true to themselves and actually speak up what’s in their mind, not what sounds right.


Competitor or Partner in education excellence

Partnership in early education may be helpful but is also important for children to realize “who works harder and smarter excels”. And you can be better only by pushing yourself to that limit which you can’t see now. Competitive spirit can only take you to that limit.

Different culture and social context have different perspective on education . India, where I was born takes education very seriously. It is the most important perspective in any parent’s agenda. Everything there is a race towards excellence. We in our childhood had to excel in everything we did. Excuse for not excelling was not an option by parents or society or education institute.

There is no concept of “dropping out” of college. Everyone has to study and earn their degree. And call it for social pressure or competitive spirit, students not completing their degree are rare.

Children by the age of three master writing alphabets in English and their native language. For getting admitted in Kindergarten school children needs to pass in entrance test. The competition is on from the very childhood.

By the time the children are grown to be teens they already know the concept of “survival of the fittest”.

I myself know that when I was moved to a better school , the competitive spirit in myself made me push myself more than what I was doing before.

I don’t understand the concept of “everybody is a winner”. To me who works harder and harder should be rewarded. And who is not motivated and hard working should not have the same reward as the other. I think if the competitive spirit is not built up from the young age, in the longer run, the motivation to go further and prosper in life will be hard to instill.