children, are the best learners. how many times have the all knowing adults had that exasperated feeling after being repeatedly posed with a string of ‘whys’ and hows’ from a young, seemingly uncomprehending mind? the insatiable curiosity of a child never ceases to amaze me.
somewhere along the way, unfortunately, the system sort of kills this curiosity. i’m sure some of you(my father, for one!), would now be thinking how convenient it is for all and sundry to blame the system and get away with everything including their own obvious shortcomings. at the cost of sounding like one of those constantly involved in passing the buck, i would still say the system greatly affects that zeal in a child, and does so in a very begative manner. atleast, it would be safe to assume that it happens with the majority of children.
i’m one of the majority too. the silver lining is the fact that somewhere along that inevitable journey towards mediocrity, i woke up to life. i was, as an adult, taught to wonder at life. and thankfully, i haven’t let that awe in me fade away. i have learnt to treat everyday like a new day and learn what i can from what happens to me, and what i see around me.i have learnt that i must continue to learn. that the day i stop learning, i’ll be a dead man walking.
i am grateful for what i have learnt. i am even more grateful for every man, woman, nay, every being and everything that has taught me all the little lessons in life.
PS: i am also grateful, specifically in this context to one of the wonderful people i’ve crossed paths with in this blog world, for i notice she has come looking for these little notes of thanks – thank you, miss iyer 🙂