What is more important for children to learn: Bring truthful or knowing Gandhiji was truthful?
While reading some article this question struck and a storm of thoughts started streaming through my mind.
Our education system is teaching children,
Gandhiji used truthfulness and non-violence as weapons to fight for freedom. Along with this, the whole story is taught. And also the dates and events. At the end, exam paper will have a question like:
Explain any four points about Gandhiji's ideas of satyagraha.
What is the purpose of such an education? I used to hate history during school days and so do many children. We kill their interest to learn, potential to learn, purpose to learn. And blame conveniently, "today's generation doesn't have any values". As if these children have come from an alien world and haven't got anything from this world.
What I would like to do is, create value of being truthful. To substantiate that value, we may tell stories of Gandhiji along with Netaji, Shivaji and whoever we feel can add a value, irrespective of all boundaries in the world. Being truthful be such a liberating value that a child can start looking into life and world around through a totally new and empowered perspective. This can lead to development of strong leaders in the world and many more beautiful possibilities and creations.
Let's take a commitment to spread this awareness in all the parents around and let today's children learn the values and live them, instead if mugging and vomiting into answer papers in exams.
I am seeing a beautiful world with love and peace in the air !!!
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