Our education system

Why don’t I ever come across people who donate Tintin comics why why why? Oh, wait I just did. On my face is gleeful smile which makes me look like a maniac but for once I’m not bothered. I didn’t know there were people, species of human, who give their Tintin comics away. Now as a crusty adult I have books which I won’t reread, ergo give them away so maybe these kids are detached like that from the beginning which is just as well (my conversion is fairly recent). And, also they have no time to reread so why clutter the house?

Okay, really. What kind of a childhood is it where children have no time to read comics forget reread books for leisure? I wonder if that affects their psyche in any way. *Reminds self to look up studies in this regard.*

Leisure is a bad word. Possibly worse than murder. What can I say I recently watched The White Tiger, and murder is on my mind.
Fill up their time.
Fill up fill up fill up

Fill up their day with all sorts of activities.
Let not a moment go waste.
Lest they will be out of the rat race.

Human parents who want their children to be lab rats.
Race race race
To the invisible finish line
And to what end?
To be the same in a million – different genes but expressing identical thoughts (peas in a pod but not in a good way). Thinking for oneself thrown out of the window!

Studying English and Mathematics is still understandable but why on Earth would you teach coding to a 10 year old? Aren’t today’s kids burdened enough? I feel for children who aren’t allowed to play on weekdays. I knew a couple of them growing up and while we played they studied. I can’t speak for them but my childhood wouldn’t have been the same if I hadn’t been allowed to let off steam after school. There should always be time to ride a bicycle. But then who am I, an aimless wanderer with no riches to my name, to say anything at all to today’s smart kids ?

Live Life

Fall in love with some activity, and do it! Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough. Work as hard and as much as you want to on the things you like to do the best. Don’t think about what you want to be, but what you want to do. Keep up some kind of a minimum with other things so that society doesn’t stop you from doing anything at all.” — Richard P. Feynman

A Beginning

Finally I started my blog after many hiccoughs and minor mishaps and of course coaxing (read threatening of dire consequences)by my friends who had gotten tired of hearing me say that I wanted to break out of my self imposed hibernation,of my boring monotonous life and dazzle the world with my literary prowess(something tells me that will be a while maybe after a few life times or so).
I have to start somewhere and nothing life altering( because I’m no risk taker and like to play it safe) or mind bending or earth shattering for me .So here I’m at a humble beginning,just trying to translate my thoughts onto e-paper and share it people from all walks of life(if they are interested that is).You can say its been in the pipeline for long but somehow it kept getting delayed due to my laziness(read procrastination) and stupid privacy issues(my sister honestly believes that with my mindset and ideals I would have been a better fit if I had been born in 70’s)
Here I will talk about anything that strikes my fancy,anything I’m passionate about and anything I care for. That sums it up I guess.
 
Since its John Lennon’s birthday today and its also one of my favourite quotable quotes by him, I’m ending my first post with it.
 
“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”