Friday, November 8, 2013

TRUE EDUCATION DOES NOT END WITH YOUR COLLEGE...
















 Pic.: Anand Ashokan




“True education does not end with your college…


You have to educate yourself throughout your life.


This life is an open university…


You need to be humble and hungry for wisdom.”




“Life,” as they say, “is an Open University.” Living is another name for learning…And, the more you learn, the more there is still to learn. One lifetime is too short to finish your studies!

Your schools and colleges provide you, at best, only the basic qualification needed to manage your life in this world. They provide you literacy and very fundamental knowledge… most of it already organized and made readily available to you.

But, the real education is the one you organize as you go about living in this world… That’s your first-hand knowledge, your own wisdom… Yes, unless wisdom comes from your own involvement in life, by experiencing your own struggles, anxieties, hopes, triumphs and failures… you can not call yourself ‘educated’ in life.



You need to face Life… 

You need to meet it in person!



“Life is an open book,” it is said. In deed, it is. Everything is there in this open book… and, it is there for all your life…

The Wise say, “No one can ‘teach’ you unless you are ‘teachable’.” This means, if you are humble and hungry for wisdom, if you are fired with a profound sense of wonder and awe… if you love life, respect it, celebrate it… find a purpose in it… then, your very living becomes an endless learning process…



Dear, if you say ‘Yes’ to Life, you are a Genius…

And, a Genius shall remain forever only a growing child!



GERALD D’CUNHA



P.S.:

In the early 80’s, as a stranger and a struggling young-man in this big city of Mumbai (then Bombay), I was filled with self-doubts and fears. My self-confidence level was at its lowest pit, and I was gripped with anxiety about my future. It was during these harrowing times, I had found on the roadside an old copy of Dr. Napoleon Hill’s inspirational classic – ‘Think & Grow Rich’… 

My life was destined to change, immediately!

I have been so influenced by Dr. Napoleon Hill’s ‘Success philosophy’ - particularly his famous line: “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve,” - that it would be impossible for me to shed off this influence all my life.
So, as a young-teacher in his twenties, when I had scribbled those passages in the little booklet ‘THE DAWN’, they loudly – and proudly - echoed the core tenets of Dr. Hill’s life-lessons. What he had assimilated from the lives of scores of successful people and passed on to us, I was now trying to do, in my own way, to my students…

With my deepest humility and reverence, I dedicate this book ‘THE ECHOES OF THE DAWN’ - to the one who made me ‘Stand up’ in life…Dr. Napoleon Hill.

3 comments:

Utsav Kapoor said...

Insightful and inspiring. Utsav

Shrikant Rai said...

There is no final exam for education in life!
- Shrikant

Bharat Mehta said...

Well-written - Bharat