Her feelings for a better society
Education is not about going to an institution and getting degrees.
Education is also about
Taking independent decisions without being influenced by peer pressure or societal pressure
Respecting individual differences
Development of more awareness and judgment with respect to one’s body, body requirements, likes and dislikes, preferences, environment-then only we can make initiatives to try to understand and respect others bodies and preferences without making mindless remarks as done in bullying and body-shaming
Proper use and intake of food,water and oxygen – these three are the basic reqirements for survival. It is a shame how we misuse all this, many of us are not even aware that carbon monoxide is accumulating in a closed room.
Developing a sense of limit and self-control, also a limit of curiosity about what others are doing
Self-care, maintenance and regulation of health, judicious intake of medicines
Awareness about safe sex ,birth control, pregnancy planning, child psychology and child care
Not diving or make others dive into the prison of negativity created by addiction, obsession, instant gratification by indulging illegal practices and junk on a regular basis
Judicious handling of money
Try to take initiatives to make yourself happy with non-troublesome activities instead of depending on others to make you happy
Not compare others or compare yourself with others- we all are different-we have to accept this truth-our lives are different, our situations are different
Minding one’s own business- this can only happen if you are in peace with yourself, you have accepted yourself and you love yourself
Letting others live their life instead of wrongly poking nose into their affairs and impose your wrong-doings on them
Thinking before doing something or deciding-instead of being a people-pleaser, you have to think what is good for you and what is bad for you- apply your intuition and gut feeling
You are not everybody- so you do not have to do what everybody is doing if it is bad for you to get acceptance or external validation
How to minimise stress created by people around you by their unreasonable behaviour and expectations
How to restrain yourself from being over-confident and develop a style of throwing caution to the wind
Not to make fun of other’s weaknesses
Develop more gentle and kind ways- it shows you are strong- for example, instead of hitting a child, explain
Let others understand that they cannot do whatever they want with you or control you in a wrong way
Never lose self-worth and sanity even amidst helpless situations and insane people
How to make other people behave and work for you in the way that works out the best – of course, the purpose should be good
There are many wrong societal norms, preconceived notions, misconceptions- trying to understand all this, stand up against all this and adopt better practices- for social approval if you go on ruining yourself, that is not education
Not doing whatever elders say-elders are wrong in many things
It is such an improper practice that children cannot have water when they want and their water bottles have to be kept separately in school and take permission from teacher to have water- I read a news where one child ,very thirsty had crawled and reached out for water- the teacher got enraged and slapped the child- wonderful society we live in where know-it-all adults disregard the fact that children require more water- children are afraid to go to bathroom- what a society we live in! This cannot be education.
Being receptive to new ideas, new thoughts, new ways that are positive instead of making a person different in a positive way feel that he or she is a criminal and kill that special quality by misbehaving, insulting and scoffing
Trying to be at peace with yourself-then only you can let others be in peace
The problem is, education is lacking in the above aspects, creating trouble in many spheres of life.
Even the most non-troublesome people have to put up with the trouble created by trouble-makers around them. This is not normal. We cannot casually brush away these issues under the carpet saying it is “Usual.’’ It is lack of education and awareness. Somewhere it goes on affecting adversely personal and professional life.