Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Moral science stories for kids 8 : The one with the homework

             Well, teachers have been giving the same homework from ages, parents running behind their kids forcing them to complete it in time, in fact its home work for parents as well. I recall the movie 'Pay it forward' ( in which a teacher gives an unusual assignment to his class where the kids are asked to do good things or deeds to make the world a better place to live. There is a this kid Trevor, who actually goes an extra mile to make this happen. Trevor thinks of a mechanism where a good deed done in our everyday lives propagates, something like the butterfly effect. He calls it 'Pay it forward' technique where a favor is not returned but passed on to other people one may come across in day to day life. This brings about a revolution & influences the lives of many people. This has far reaching consequences at society level.  Basically an act of kindness, sympathy is not forgotten or ended with saying thanks; I appreciate your help, but consciously made to propagate to touch the lives & hearts of other people one may come across. 
           Well it’s impossible to give different home works to different kids, but teachers can make a group of students of similar interests like painting, gardening, music etc...& assign them some homework so that they grow morally & ethically as well, apart from technically. Technically anyway exams make the kids to read the lessons & understand. This way kids learn to choose things in their lives at much smaller age, this goes a long way in making kids choosing wisely later in life all the things like career, lifestyle, courses they need to take. Suddenly if a kid is asked to choose between Engineering & medical, they find it very hard to choose their career directions as they basically don’t know what they are good/bad at. It may be additional work on the teacher to give separate home work to class of kids, but it goes a long way to make the kids do it with interest & not with force or compulsion in any manner since they would have chosen their field of interest beforehand. 
                 If not homework, then this can be form of assignments say weekly or monthly. Be careful that kids don’t take the ideas totally from net; even if they take it they must do some work from their end as individual or group to bring in some appreciations by their own classmates when they present in in front of the class.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

On our Anniversary

Moving from bachelor to married lifestyle bring in a lot of changes, well, here is a collection of my personal experiences

Side effects of marriage :
Instant Maggie gets delayed by longer duration depending on the mood of your spouse!

The girl who just spoke a sentence when you first met her, later after marriage speaks so much & never gives you a chance to speak even a sentence.

You realize that fruits are also edible, apart from being used as cosmetic products.

Everything in your house looks pink, & really tiny. The dust bin is too small & too cute to be used to contain waste products.

There is a wardrobe full of clothes, yet there is nothing to wear. So shopping weekend again.

Weekends are dedicated for shopping. Shopping must be declared a religion for girls since they follow it so religiously.

The smaller the thing, the more exact color it must be. Shopping becomes your religion too, something more important & regular than brushing your teeth or taking a bath.

The whole market having everything lacks the small accessory of exact color. This is confirmed by a lot of repeated searching.

You realize that you may have color blindness, there are so many colors you never cared to recognize in your life until now.

Women always try to compete to talk more than they can think of. So you tend to talk a lot, more than you can digest.

There are more emotions on the face of your wife, than the emoticons used in the chat messenger & you are supposed to know all of them, worse is to remember & recall them.

Sometimes when you are alone, with no sound around, you tend to miss your spouse.

The most difficult question to answer is what were you thinking? Women have a problem for any given answer for this, no answer is good for this. Say if you reply 'I was thinking nothing', I was watching TV & thinking nothing, How come you were not thinking, you were thinking about that girl in the advertisement right ?  I know you were thinking something fishy. All you boys are the same, I know you hide things from me, I am the only one who pours all my feelings out. Arre, girls, Please try speaking less than you can think of.  

But the bottom line is you get the love & care like never before!
You get someone to share that big water Mellon, someone who waits for you to return for dinner, no matter how late it is, someone who tells you not to waste food & someone to eat the food left over in your plate. Sometimes even the same old Maggi tastes great, not only because you are hungry, but your spouse made it sprinkling extra love & care. You never wear a shirt with button missing, there is someone who will make sure about this, & most importantly when you are sick or you are in one of the downs of your life, there is someone to take care of you. isn't this worth living for , worth dying for ?  It’s such small things which bring joy in the relationship. The special care & importance making you feel that you mean whole world to someone is just too great.
You are just someone to the world but you are the world to someone!

You realize happiness is only real when shared. & you are glad that you finally found the one person to share the happiness of your life!

To the world you may just be someone, but to someone you may be the whole world."

Here is one I made up:   My love is not quantized as light, but intangibly infinite as the universe itself.
Celebrating an year of our friendship with the theme song of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  Happy anniversary Sweety !

I'll be there for you, when the rain starts to pour.
I'll be there for you, like I've been there before.
I'll be there for you, cause you're there for me too.

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