What is the cost of being unique in this very ordinary world?
When I was in 8th grade. I was a math enthusiast and loved solving. One day when I solved a difficult math problem using a method different from my teacher’s, she scolded me and wanted me to follow her steps or methods so that I would be given marks. At once, the profound curiosity and interest that I had developed in math instantly vanished.
If you are to always follow someone else’s path or methods then what makes us, us?.
All of my life I was directed to do things by somebody because somebody’s somebody thought it would be perfect for me.Taking chances or thinking different is underrated.
I would say our Indian educational system has succeeded in creating nothing but human machines. And, they classify the machines based on grades-High performing ones,low performing ones,medium ones.And after so much inimitable hard work the low -performing ones leave the stage and are labelled incompetent.Humans brought up as machines and machines mimicking humans are the irony of today’s world.
We all are diversely talented individuals. Measuring all the unique human talents in a single system is claptrap.
A system which is afraid to encourage why’s or reasoning? And which focuses solely on results is like telling money is important but how you made it is not and that success is important but whatever ill ways you chose to become successful is not.I had a teacher who told us our scores determined our calibre and personality.
When people would realise marks are mere ratings introduced by some hopeless system to take away the confidence of pondering minds. And when one would realise that, it is okay to think out of the methods or by-hearted formulas that were taught to us as life rules, then can we initiate change.
Do not always take a trodden path so that you can play safe in life, take that high land so that somewhere along the line you might meet your real self. Develop your identity and uniqueness as they determine you and they make you more human.
Remember to be that blue umbrella among the grey ones❤.