Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Silly Breaks

Somewhere in the world there is a kid finishing parents evening in the heat of discussion with his mother saying why does he have to study subjects he will never ever use in his life and she will look at him blank- faced think for a while and then lie " you know to get a good job, you need a good degree and these subjects will help you; we never had this opportunity when I was younger" and he would reply " but you were young a long time ago!!! weren't you mom? Although she knows what he implies made sense that society's needs would have changed since she was sixteen. But she would ignore him, rip his hand more sternly and drag him to the car. What she doesn't know is she didn't ignore him just to shut him up, nor because there were just returning from parents evening and an argument in the hallway wouldn't look good on her resume, neither because she just spent the past hour convincing a stone-faced teacher that she would ensure her child studies more at home.

No, she would lie simply because she doesn't know any better herself. Although, her whole adult life she has never used or applied pythagoras theorem, and still does not know the value of 'x'. She would rely on society to tell her that her child who has one of the sharpest minds in school is hyperactive, unfocused, easily distracted and wayward.

Students!!! How many times did you remember something five minutes to the end of exam only to receive your result one month later and realize that you were one mark off the top grade, does that mean that remembering five minutes earlier would have made you more qualified for a particular job? We all have different abilities,thought processes, experience and genes. So why is a class full of these individuals tested by the same means?
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