Unlearn what you know to learn something new…!!!

 HARISH MONGA

By HARISH MONGA DIDO

A happy life is one spent in learning, earning and yearning. One should learn to enjoy every moment of his life as success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty and persistence. Learning is a life-long process. Everyone goes on learning throughout his life and its non-ending process as there is no age bar for studying and learning anything which is not in your knowledge or a new one to you. A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination and instil a love of learning.

There is no end to education.  It is not that you read a book, pass an examination and finish with education.  The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.

Change which is happening every moment in nature and also among the creatures, it is the end result of all true learning.

I recall the incident when I visited OSD to VC in my retiring year when he proposed me to join Mass Communication PG in view of my interest of writing, to further improve writing skill or join the journalism. Really, I feel proud now of those moments when I filled up the form and got recognition as a writer.  Everyone is surprised when I share, they feel inspired.

Frankly speaking, we should never become so much of an expert that we stop gaining expertise.  One should view life as a continuous learning experience. Among all other learning’s, we should learn to get in touch with the silence within you and know that everything in life has the purpose.  Learning is always the beginning of wealth, health, spirituality and became a mentor to others.

The other day a very senior doctor, now a day settled in Dubai, visited my place. Over discussions on a number of topics – learning, forming policy, diplomacy, politics and ultimate it ended with the implementation factor which is one of the most important issues, is lacking in our system.

Despite more than one lac deaths on roads in India every year, we are not serious about giving the proper training to the drivers before issuing a driving licence.  No classes or written tests or a briefing about the pros and cons of poor driving on the highways.

For instance, he shared that traffic rules and driving are tougher in any other country in the world as compared to India. I know there was a time when getting a driving licence in India was so easy, say, by handing over the date of birth certificate, address proof and three photographs and you get the regular driving licences are forty days.

But Richard Branson words befits well here that you don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and by falling over.

Doctor’s further sharing was surprising for me and it could be for you also when he said, to get the driving licence there in gulf country was so difficult that one has to pass the written as well as the practise tests after attending few classes.  The first thing on the first day told by the expert there starts with – Well gentlemen, before we start for the process of giving you the driving licence to drive – where driving is right-handed – you have to unlearn to learn something new.  What an idea…!

September 2018
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