I always feel that our education system is designed in a very dangerous fashion. There must be a balance between personal development and competition. Our system lacks that balance. Our so-called educational and professional environment revolves solely around the idea of competition. The whole educational process is viewed, perceived and portrayed as a race.
We need to understand that education is incomplete without the element of personal development. Personal development is a process which is slow and it requires a lot of time for reflection and thinking.
“If you are not the best, you are a loser”
We need to change these perceptions. Instead of developing and polishing our own abilities, talents and strength. We are continuously taught and asked to race, to run after fame, money, status and to achieve these things before everyone else. This whole system is just programming us to be the winners of one particular race only.
Education provides the basis and guideline on how we should live our lives. But this system is not preparing us for a better life rather it is pushing us towards a plagued one. In reality, this system is trying to mold all participants in same manner ,just like production of a machinery part, forcing them to move in only one direction and banishing the differences in their visions, characters, personalities and their individualities . The theme of this system is to inculcate only materialistic targets .
We lack the vision and understanding of real purpose of life and education, resulting in a workforce of educated yet ignorant and unenlightened people.