Friday, March 2, 2012

Education- a never ending journey of life….

Woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep;
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.
                                                                                    Robert Frost

The inspiring lines by Robert Frost indicate the never ending beautiful journey of educational life. I am not talking about only academic education, but the education which is actually a lifelong process. Education is a source that not only helps in earning livelihood but also in earning life. By earning life, I mean to say how to create life. True and real education makes our life open ended. We tend to THINK broadly, openly, logically, smilingly, seriously, charmingly, creatively, beautifully, instantly and of course with certainty, because of this lively education.

In academic education, it is often told that stealing is bad, but education of life favors stealing: stealing time for your near and dear ones and stealing even the smallest moment of happiness. Life’s education says, ‘don’t wait for big happiness to come your way, be happy on the smallest reason to smile’. Education of life tells; if you see someone without a smile, give one of yours. It tells; optimism is just like the feeling that one year old baby has when you throw him in air and he laughs because he know you will catch him……so you should be an optimist.

Education of life always suggests stability and firmness. You should work on objectives of determining goals in order to set an aim in life. Believing in your self, you should follow WATCH: watch your Words; watch your Action; watch your Thoughts; watch your Character; and watch your Health. May it seem to be the most difficult WATCH, but the best one to have a PUNCTUAL attitude.

Education of life makes us aware of some facts: there is always a little truth behind every ‘just kidding’; little knowledge behind every ‘I don’t know’; a little emotion behind every ‘I don’t care’, a little ‘love’ behind every ‘hate’; and a little ‘pain’ behind every ‘its ok’. But our careless attitude towards life makes us unaware of these simple but deep facts. So, use, admire and truly enjoy each and every moment of life, don’t just let it go because there is no courtesy desk for us to go and get a refund on an unused life.

So, to be an active participant of this beautiful journey of life’s education, Shri Harivansh Rai Bachchan has transformed the above saying which I personally feel even more inspiring:

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fdarq fd;s tks okns eSaus ;kn eq>s vk tkrs gsSa]
vHkh dgka vkjke cnk ;g ewd fuea=.k Nyuk gS
vjs vHkh rks ehyksa eq>dks pyuk gSaA


1 comment:

  1. Nice one, yes it is a continuous journey.
    am i the only one who can not read the last 4 line which you quoted OR is it a Font problem ?