Lessons From A Broken Wall
It was back in 1970’s when I was a student of primary school. My school was in an old building at the corner of a main road. There were rumors that the building was haunted; some children believed it so much they dare not to go in the back of the building. I preferred to believe otherwise.
You know what kind of things children can imagine...
It was a government owned school with very few & broken chairs in classes. We used to sit on rugs most of the days... I think, I was in grade four, when my class teacher left her job. I don’t know why, but there was no alternate teacher. And since there was no class teacher, children had a lot of play time.
When there was a lot of noise from our class, our physical training (PT) teacher used to come in class. I can still remeber his voice saying, "Be quite" and "put your heads down on your bags" ... I believe, for me that was the beginning of learning 'hypnosis in education'.
It was summers of 1979 when I was in grade five then, we had summer vacations. Those days used to be long. Two months holidays felt like eternity. When vacations ended, and I went to school the first day, I was surprised. Because due to rains or something else, the boundary walls of my school had fallen down.
I was not smart enough to make sense of what had happened. I was least bothered anyway. But an interesting thing happened, I began to believe my school has grown BIG, really BIG and everything is now a part of my school ... which to my childish mind meant "There is no boundary in learning. You can be anywhere and still be in the process of learning"
Life is but an opportunity to learn and grow... life's experiences are for us to learn and grow and glow. Never limit yourself by your education, instead keep learning, keep growing and keep glowing.
Just a thought!
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