In today’s world, every second Indian wants to be an engineer or every third Indian wants to be a doctor. Where is the place for the artistic careers in India? Who is to be blamed? Our mindset or the people who have developed this mindset? Our parents or the education system in India. Why are we so behind this handful of money showered over us by MNCs? Students work hard to get that piece of A4 size sheet which is sadly called degree, I call it a letter of restriction. Does a degree really help us? Apart from getting us into that tiny molecule-like packed cubicles. Which are shared by three other suppressed people like you who worked like Napoleon for that degree!Indian Education System
Being a rationalist and a suppressed youngster, I sometimes wonder, how degree even helps us? A doctor probably won’t even remember the portions he had to study in high school. What makes a doctor, a doctor? It is his experience that makes him a good doctor. Why is it that doctors with mere MBBS degree are not involved in surgeries? It’s because he gains experience at that age. Look at an Electrical Engineer and a local Electrician. An Electrician will surely solve more problems than an Engineer (9/10 times, it is true :P). It’s because he has the experience but due to an A4 size sheet, an Engineer is given more respect. Degrees define us, sadly. This has to change.
Why do schools fail to get the best out of a child? It’s because our system has no place for talent. Talent is a child, scoring 99% in boards and still they get asked ” How did you lose the 1%?”. Parents want for their children a bright and secure future, this is the reason for the limited career options (Doctors or Engineers). We get only these two job choices.Yes,this is our beloved Indian Education System! Saudi women get more choices than Indian students. Schools and the system want us to write a million trial exams to ace those public examinations who portray fake rules and strictness when they are actually as brittle as the graphite in a pencil. You can only sharp them but cannot shape them. From cheating to faking marks, everything goes on here but still we respect the indian education system. They are involved in every education based shenanigans. Trust me.
Let me quote a few examples. In 2012, a Google intern hacked into the website of ICSE and went through each and every result on the website. He prepared graphs for every subject and analyzed every result. He could only derive at one conclusion. ICSE DUBS MARKS. All the ICSE students out there, don’t rejoice over your result but weep over it because you have got what you don’t deserve. There are 93 different numbers which have never been achieved by anyone in ICSE which is highly unlikely. I say what is the point in training students so hard when you have to mark them the way you want? And I have seen parents and students raising there shoulders and pride because they study in an ICSE school. (LOL)
P.S : CBSE students, don’t get happy because your board is also sailing in the same boat.
We focus so much on marks that we fail to create, but live on the created bits.Us Indians work as CEOs at Google, Microsoft but have we created anything as close to these MNCs? Why have we failed to deliver a Mark Zuckerberg or a Bill Gates or a Jobs. We have around two billion people but we have very few talented creators. We failed to produce 15 proper footballers. So we can’t expect to produce great personalities. We will always delight over our rich history and ancestors.
I urge the youth out there to believe in creation and excellence. Don’t run after money. Money is like petrol rates, keeps changing over time. Believe in excellence. Excel to succeed. Remember, success is to money as how love is to lust. Encourage entrepreneurship among your peers, be your own boss. Excel in your talents. Love rap? Be the Dr. Dre of India and create prodigies like Eminem. Love what you do. Care little about the world because the same world will fall at your feet when you control it. Win hearts not money.
Remember, talent is like a balloon, use it before it blasts or disappears in the cloud. Once gone, it can never be found again.
P.S: Share it to as many teachers and parents you know.