Revolution is the correct word for a new India in every aspect. The most stirring changes in this new India will be in education. Have you heard about Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution? The theory states that one who evolves with time and need will survive. It talks about the survival of the fittest. The most revolutionary change that we need to inculcate in today’s minds is hunger for exploration.
Believe me or not, but there are lakhs of opportunities that are right under your nose and you may not even know about. Scoring well in school or college and going on to do good work is absolutely amazing, but have you ever heard about freelancing? If you haven’t, keep reading.
There are thousands of skills you can learn online from your home in a span of few days. One such example is coding (a burning demand of today’s world in which you learn about computer languages that help you to create any programme on a computer). Another example is digital marketing (which is also an absolute need of the hour). We can talk about SEO or SEM (that is search engine optimisation or search engine marketing). There are some websites like Google Digital Garage that offer free courses on the same.
In today’s day and age, the internet changes almost daily and one more stream that emerges from this is analytics (the study of analysing a plan to see what’s working and what’s not, and tweaking it so that it works in the digital market). If you feel that you are missing out on some of the crucial skills that one needs to learn in order to survive, you are not alone. Many Indians don’t know that there exists a whole domain of opportunities.
Every day, we search for thousands of things on Google, but have you ever wondered how Google works? Every day, we see tons of ads online, but we seldom think how they appear there. We spend most of our time scrolling through pages of Instagram and Facebook, but never think how these websites are made.
The main reason behind this lack of inquiry is that our thinking is too mainstream. To put it in a metaphor, we are so focussed on a small silver bowl that we can’t see a ton of gold kept next to it. We are made to believe that we mustn’t get lost in the ways of the world and simply walk straight. We are made to walk on the same path made by someone centuries ago. If we do not get lost, how will we be able to make our own path? Without making one’s own path one can only be mediocre, not successful.
To start our journey on the path of skillfulness, the one and only requirement is desire and that’s it. There is no particular age at which you’re supposed to learn this or that. If you happen to be a student, then there is absolutely no need to ask yourself what your passion is: just start exploring and gradually, you will find it. Don’t enter the real world unarmed, arm yourself with the best skills possible to attain skillfulness.