The education today is becoming a blessing or a curse is an open ended question being raised these days. The whole concept of education today is far apart from what it was initially devised to be.
Today, one of our main focus in our lives is to get a good education and have a sound career to lead a happy and content life. And, undoubtedly, today’s education system caters to our needs of education and career very well. But, where is the happiness and satisfaction?
Right from the childhood, it is fed into the minds of tiny tots that the only thing that they should know is that they are going to be a doctor, engineer, IAS and so on. Since beginning, they are pressurised to outperform others of their age. Once kids become old enough to enter a school, the foul play starts. They need to pass a number of tests even to get admission in nursery standard, because they are supposed to be in the best school. As soon as, he is admitted to a school, he comes under the scanner and is continuously evaluated on the basis of one parameter or the other. All that matters is your marks, your grade, your CGPA.Every parent wants to see their child at the top position. And automatically, others are receded to lower positions and suppressed. The child which is usually a stress buster and a source of happiness for everyone else in the home and surroundings, himself becomes tensed.
Even when the school is over, one ought to be in the best college. After that best college, best job offer matters. Then, again the same vicious circle of competing, excelling starts in that job surroundings to be one of the highest paid employee. Now, the evil one behind the curtains is, none other than, MONEY. The education today is more focused at earning, and not learning. The sole aim is information, not knowledge. Instead of broadening one’s mindset, it is narrowing down one’s perspective towards things. The power to withstand others is reducing and thus, splitting apart the social arena. The in-built intelligence goes in vain.
It is high time that the worth of a human being’s own capabilities is realised and given proper space for development. The agenda of life should become living and not just existing. When no two individuals in this world are made to be same, then where this whole concept of competition comes from. Let everyone maintain the individuality and uniqueness of oneself.
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