Being educated does not mean having the highest technical expertise or knowledge of a particular subject. Synonym of education is personal renaissance – driving away darkness of ignorance, superstition, prevailing bad practices, rituals and established ways of thinking. Education means doing something positive for society in big picture. A person who is not connected to the big picture is not educated.
Alfred Nobel had solid technical knowledge through which he created a substance of massive destruction. Though it earned him lots of money it left him morally dissatisfied. The guilty conscience in him motivated him to donate all his wealth to Noble Foundation. If you observe, Nobel Prize is awarded to a person who helped mankind with his invention, eminence or discovery rather than to a person who has highest knowledge or skill in the subject.
This section is not meant to improve your technical knowledge or skills, but to help you broaden your mindset to be able to connect meaningfully and positively with the society and its institutions; and to support and enable a positive transformation in it.
Because positive social change is possible only by a truly educated.
Submissiveness, aggression and lack of respect for systems are characteristics of a weak person; these are the behaviors that were not only encouraged but actively enforced in feudalistic times or are a reaction to the feudalistic system that does not fit in a democratic society. Submissiveness is the bane of feudalism Barely a few... »
Education is not a degree and a degree does not give education. Education means renaissance. The focus of education was always to grow the person to look beyond superstition, prevailing practices, rituals and established ways of thinking. An educated person will have the ability to connect meaningfully and positively with the society and its... »
Today’s daily life is very much different from what was a normal daily life barely a few decades back. Today, due to the recent developments in spread of electronic media, democracy, and migration to cities, large sections of people are being swept away by the developments. They have become habituated to living an unstructured... »
In the first part of this article, we had examined how the daily life in the past was different from normal daily life. Information flow was slow, people did not have exposure to many things. Mass media was not in existence, so lifestyles were different. Lifestyles Changed in Modern Days In the post-agrarian economy,... »
Summer has set in. Kids are going to be home. They can use summer holidays for reading books like the Amar Chithra Kathas. These books are engaging - easy to read and have a good number of illustrations. These books instil in kids a positive attitude, give them a glimpse of culture and great... »
People generally get emotional for various minor or major illnesses. People try to put patient in panic about the disease a person is suffering from. People with lower socio education are involved in this. The main reason for poverty in India is health problems. As poor people and middle class people lack medical awareness,... »