Just for a Change
What is education? Rotten matter in between the two covers of a book, or the innovation and imagination that lie outside it!
Why no 'Jobs' in India?
He is the one of the biggest entrepreneurs of all time. His invention had molded and directed millions of brains across the globe towards the idea of thinking big and thinking different. Innovation is his second name. Well, you guessed it right, that's Steve Jobs! The father of 'Apple', the technology company which is now taking the whole world by storm. All is fine, let's now try to print our thoughts on a different path. What if Apple were born in India?
The whole world received him with great admiration. He amazed people of all races with his inventive trait. To the whole world he is the Godfather of modern invention. But pathetically, if Jobs were born in India, if the Apple had popped out of his mind in our country, it would have soon died a rotten death. Why? A single line explains the whole thing : Steve was a dropout.
This very clearly depicts our Indian mentality. Through the decades, we had always wanted top rank holders, high percentage profiles, university gold medalists, and all other sorts of 'academically brilliant' people. We have been so obsessed with the matter in our school books, that we had failed to realize that dropouts too have brains, and when given a chance, they too can prove their stand on the world stage.
We have been developing an attitude that's so dumb and dead, and if we continue to maintain our line of thinking on the same stream, one day India will emerge as a nation not consisting of people, but of walking libraries that had got rusted under the air of decayed education; education that looks only at the pages in between the two covers of a book, and not outside, where the real taste and essence of innovation lies.
Dare to be different. Dare it. Do it.