We live in a society where we are made to believe that Education is something that comes wrapped in textbooks and a knowledgeable person is one who has been taught at a huge university. I consider this as a partial belief. Schools and colleges are an important part of making us literate, but will it educate us is the question. Do we really use what we learn from these books, or are they just mugged up to score marks? What about the learning process, does it stop once you leave your school? In my opinion no, the learning process does not stop. Whether we are admitted to a big school or not, our admissions into the 'University of Life' is confirmed once we take birth in this world.
A very big lesson I learnt that day from that situation, that as a citizen of this world I am responsible for every child's upbringing with my public behaviour. How often we blame parents for not bringing up their children well, but have we ever thought that as a society we play a part too? Children learn from us too, we are socially responsible for them!!
I don't think anyone is able to graduate in the University of Life, because the learning process is life long. As long as we live we learn something each day. Yes but there are exams for sure. Exams and tests where you can put to use what you have learnt in this University. But how do you learn in this University you may ask. We learn through circumstances, people around us; some known to us others strangers, like the kids in our case. Yes most of the lessons in life are taught by Strangers, they become our teachers. But here is the catch, just like in your classroom in school when teachers teach you and you have to pay attention, similarly in the University of life when a Stranger is your teacher you need to have an open heart along with open eyes and open ears to learn. If you don't then it will be just any other stranger who just walked past you and you did not notice. Hence you have lost on one lesson in life and I tell you with experience that the lesson lost could have been very well used in your own life.
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