Education’s Effect on Me

This is what education did to me:

  • Almost made me lose interest in everything that I loved learning/doing. Just beginning to overcome the effects of that. Started again with science and other related technical stuff.
  • Made me unable to think beyond go for higher studies/get a job. It’s a serious dream of mine to overcome this one day. To be able to truly walk on my own feet, depending not on degrees or employers but my own faculties to find and do meaningful work and earn a livelihood. I know it’s not easy, but I’d like to try sometime- this was perhaps the most damaging effect of education. In the meantime, I’m content to be able to work with institutions whose work is more or less aligned to my outlook, and enrich and empower myself.

This was not meant to be a well thought out post, but just an expression of some thoughts that had been lingering at the back of my head for some time, so it may be rather crude and incomplete. 🙂

5 thoughts on “Education’s Effect on Me

  1. Spontaneity certainly brings out our true emotions.. 🙂
    Glad to see that you are not afraid of being in that vulnerable position of facing the truth..

  2. This is indeed true! Many of us also feels the same as you have pointed out. But, like you said, taking up the challenge and to move forward like you have mentioned in 2nd point is something most of us fear to do. All of us are afraid to move out of the traditional path of 12th->B.Tech.->a MNC job/PG. I know its really disheartening. But, let me say, even I am not confident enough to move out and think out of the box!

  3. Hi,
    It is a significant post and affects all of us; parents and teachers. I am surprised that there are so few responses.
    Abstractness and departure from reality are two big noboners for learning mathematics or advanced physics. However, I like Salman Khan’s route (khanacademy.org) and offcource the relentless efforts of the teachers who stay put at krishnamurthi foundation…
    I can’t believe you are just 22 after reading your blog…
    Kudos!

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