After spending half of my active life in this traditional educational system, i have struggled a lot when i met learning. It just blew up my mind, but fascinating. At first it was so confusing because it was just the opposite to what the traditional educational system had told us. On spending a lot of time in learning, i came to know some interesting facts that i wish i had known when i started the learning process.
1. Understand learning
“ If you FAIL, never give up because F.A.I.L means ‘First Attempt In Learning’. END is not the end; in fact E.N.D means ‘Effort Never Dies’. If you get NO as an answer, remember N.O means ‘Next Opportunity’ ”
— A.P.J.Abdul Kalam
I remember constantly hearing one word from this educational system is “Never ever Fail!”. I guarantee you that you can’t learn anything until you fail, why to get afraid of a process of learning and name it as ‘failing’. In fact failing is better that winning in the learning world.
This is the most important reason for why people hates to learn something. Learning is process-oriented, but we are trained for decades to be result-oriented, i’m pretty sure that you’ve heard of this “Test Test Test!”. You’ll be good in learning if you keep this with you “Come on, you should do what you love, no matter what, don’t worry about the result”.
3. Learning is life-long
“Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no end and no beginning”
— Bruce Lee
Learning should be a life long process. This keeps you young and your curiosity alive. You know what, curiosity of a great soul would definitely bring torch to many lives.
“Never stop learning because life never stops teaching”
4. Learning beats Earning
From my childhood, i was told to go to school for one reason, “to earn”. Why do i need to earn? “to eat”. Stop! Am i struggling this much “to eat?!”. No, if i need only the food, i can go back to the woods, but people in ancient days are curious about everything, so they discovered many things, they were happy about that, so they wanted to give that experience to their children, which eventually became an educational system. but what the now called study-to- eat educational system is no good.
5. Questions are more important than Answers
“Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers”
— Tony Robbins
Do you remember what teachers will tell you when you ask questions like ‘why do i need to study this?’
You should be able to explain about this when a person asks this to you.
In real, questions were the key for your learning instead of answers because answers were the end of thinking string. Naturally, we are questioners as questions come from creativity which is a inborn gift for a child.
A good educational system should build creativity and curiosity among young minds instead of dumping their minds by giving the straight answers, don’t be a answer-philanthropist, let them search the answers for their questions, be patient, help them whenever they want and hope for a good future…
Thank you for reading, by the way this is my first post in online :D