21 March 2018
What is essential? Learning for the end of term marks or Learning for the end of life satisfactions? Should we learn just to tear through the upcoming barrier only? Or should we study slowly so that we retain what we learn till the end of the life? I’m sure, you have the answer. But the rest of this article will make it difficult for you to hold on to it.
Many think that studying for the upcoming exam is more practical. Because, all that the world demands of you, RIGHT NOW, is to pass the next test. You can’t even qualify for the future courses if you don’t focus on the present. So you start to do so! But then you get so much indulged in the present, that you start dealing with topics which the examination board has never even thought about asking in the exam. In other words, you just lost the track. Your focus got diffused. You drifted into the zone where you study because you feel like. Not because you need that for the next exam.
But do you think, that is what is essential? Studying because you like it? Not focussing on the near future yet building your strong base for future challenges, about which most of your friends are not even thinking.
Let us have another view at the same topic. What is good? Passing with an appreciable score but having only the exam related knowledge? That way, you enter your future course with full confidence and distinction that might help you to pick up better. Or, do you wanna pass like an average and already know half the syllabus of the next course yet have a poor reputation?
More importantly, what is more essential according to you? Spending that extra time, which meticulous people earn by cutting down on relaxations, on improving your theory or practical? Because, for most of the cases, theory answers why yet practical answers how.
Without knowing how, you can’t live at the present. Without knowing why, you never know how to incorporate innovation.
All these questions plague the younger generations always. The battle between the present and future, theory and practical, how and why keeps on raging. So, according to you, which one should be given more importance? Or does the answer lie in successful combination of the opposites?