Thursday, August 02, 2007

Mighty STRONG words

Watashi no gakusei no minasan,

Yoku yondekudasai.. ;)

Mark Twain once said, "Don't let schooling interfere with your education"...
hmm... a wise sensei indeed..

You see guys, a lot of people out there assumes that education is what you get from sitting in the class from morning to afternoon 5 or 6 days a week and a piece of paper to prove that you answered correctly a bunch of questions within a pre determined amout of time.. and so you get some 'kids' who are satisfied with 11 years of schooling, 16 years of schooling, 18 years of schooling or some that are still hunting for that piece of paper at the age of 40!

Education is important.. but so is actually experiencing it.. trying out what you learned..

There is sooooo much more that we can learn from the outside world.. don't get me wrong here.. of coz structured learning is good (provided that you actually pay attention and think through the given information).. but you can pick up loads more if you are willing to open up and clear your mind..

So don't get stressed on targeting to score 100%, 10A1 or CGPA 3.0 or whatever.. It doesn't prove that you can do better in a job or be more successful than the next guy... Just make sure you understand the basic skills that you want to develope...
it's not about writing a 1000 word essay, but writing without silly mistakes..
it's not about programming in C++, but understanding the sequence of events that follows..
it's not about studying abroad, but how you matured in a foreign land out of your comfort zone...

I stopped schooling when I graduated in 2001.. I only started teaching last year... but I don't think that the process of educating myself has stopped.. the awareness has just been awaken and so I share this interesting and fun journey with you guys la.. ;)


inaesb said... true. :)

inaesb said...

Btw, what's your email? The email from your profile bounced. :P

sensei said...

sensei is reachable at
Forgot to update my profile.. hihi..

Sasha Bashir said...

I totally agree with you on this posting. When I think back to my school days, I don't think I learnt much. I learnt more through just living, making unpredictable mistakes and coping with those situations.

Sasha Bashir