Paper castles are always fun. Just think about building the same castle with money.Do you hesitate to build castles now? Money is all we want, everyone is running behind it, even I am on it; the race for survival. Everything is now available in the form of money, even education. Education; one of the best business in the present era. I would like to mention something about how education and money is related.
Does money really matters in education? Yes, for most of the parents education is like a long term investment where the return in expected to be reaped in future. Is that the real meaning for education? Education is pretty commercialized. There is an old practice in my home town, in order make more profit, adding water to the milk is common. Thus when these greedy people added water in the education to make more profit the value is lost, the quality is lost, the milk is not pure and never will and so the education. But still we can’t say that quality is missing, the market can give you anything if you are ready to pay more. Simple as it is.This affected the perception of the students as well, when we ask a student ‘why you are studying? He may say ‘to get a good job’. What is missing is “value based education”. Parents are giving wrong image of what education does, they want their child to be in a good job and them passing it directly to their child. Parents have a big role to play in the character formation of a child. Every parent should plant a tree, the tree of value in the heart of their child. When they grow the tree will also grow along with them. Education is provided with a basic instinct of overall development of each student, their behavior, character moulding etc.
We can’t live without money these days, even we think the other way we can’t. We are already trapped. You have to pay for everything because everything is business and everything has a money value. Thus we have to pay for food, water even oxygen and even blood, things changed, people also changed. I wish I had a time machine to travel to the past as well as to the future. The moment we realize ourselves, we’ll start thinking. This moment will come, the moment of “self-realization”. This part is the core part, where you look at yourself with a different eye. Then you look at the world in different manner, you start to think differently.
Think of a world without money, then answer the question. Is education really required when there is no need to earn money? Yes there is. Education and money is two different poles, we use education to make money which is fair enough. Never sell education, being human. There is a price tag for everyone in this world. We are trying to market ourselves to others. I have a good idea what the primary target would be. But the worst case scenario is when people use education to sell education. What is the real education is all about? We can add so many answers for this question. But all the answers will have their own pros and cons. The person who tasted the real essence of education only can give perfect answer to this question?
The following is one such answer and he is one such person.
The legend simply quoted the purpose of education; the purpose of education is to manifest the perfection which is already in the man. But 99% of the education institutions don’t follow this. For them Education is to manipulating human brains to make them earn more and the institute to earn more.
50 years before there were only few MCOM students in the madras university, and the standard of university was extremely good, and had huge value throughout the world. In the name of “education for all”, our nation comprises on quality. Earlier we are producing graduates like how Japan use to electronic products, may be less in number but outstanding in quantity, now its became like the production in china, Producing huge number of graduates with no value. People prefer china brand because of its low price, the same exactly happening for Indian graduates, companies preferring them just for low level of cost, and for some monotonous jobs.
Hard to find a solution for this problem, even if there are some solutions, the probability of getting implemented is very much limited.