Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Are You Cool if You Perform Bad in Your Duties?

It is not cool that you don't touch your textbooks.


I've hundreds (literally) of friends who when asked how studies are say "Who cares?" maybe because they actually don't care, or maybe just to appear cool.
But it's just painful. To think that not studying properly, having fun all the time, makes one cool in a degree college, is like thinking not practicing in the nets will make Sachin a cool cricketer. It's just wrong. You're cool when you do it all.

You are cool when you play carroms till midnight and then learn till you sleep. You are cool when you text your girlfriend "I love you" and then read your books with the same amount of passion. You are cool when 5 or 10 years later you still remember what you study this year in your college. You are cool when you are the most awesome professional in your field inside a 10 mile radius. You are cool when you can stand up in an international crowd of colleagues and speak for 10 minutes without losing attention. You are cool when you just don't give up your integrity and sincerity for the sake of running with the crowd.

It might be something about our classrooms too. Maybe we do not have classrooms where active, interactive, and amazingly creative learning is promoted or encouraged. Maybe we do not have students who are willing to learn what they are not required to. Maybe we do not have down to earth professors.

But that doesn't prevent us from changing it all.

We can direct our classroom story in any manner we find fitting.
We can choose to have lively, enthusiastic, energetic, amazing, persevering, smart, creative characters in our story.

Talk to the professor in the classroom, search all over the world for the derivation of that formula on the board, learn the nuances of your craft, embrace success, be willing to be a master in your art.

And then they'll tell you, you're cool! Only that this time it'll be honest.

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