In a rat race, we all are chasing our progress. Who we chase and why we don’t know. That so-called imaginary progress is also a myth. Due to our vague expectations and dreams about an unknown future, we start to plan and plot our schemes. We seek someone to fulfil our dreams. That someone is none other than our offspring in most of the cases.
Particularly due to faulty educational systems, our knowledge is based on our marks in our society. Due to societal pressure and unnecessary dreams, we often pressurise our kids to pass with flying colours in the examination. Marks are not everything. But unfortunately, we don’t realise it. Top colleges in our society demand excellent results by creating cutoffs. Even relatives, neighbours are somehow responsible for these unethical expectations of Indian Parents.
So to meet such a huge end in the scale of high percentages, students face traumatic depression and pressure. To score such a high level of marks, they strive towards only percentages and value the marks. Instead of gaining knowledge, they become mark oriented in their life. Hence, a minute failure leads to suicidal thoughts.
We have to realise that the most successful person in our society is not always a topper. From time immemorial, we have witnessed this in our society. All legends who have excelled in their lives always hate conventional educational systems. They always chase their dreams. They explore what their souls demand. If they had crushed their inner voice, they would have never succeeded in their lives.
So all parents should nurture the creative side of their wards. Marks are, of course, vital. But it is not an end in itself. Life is much more important than marks. A kid should flourish their inner beauty and spirit. They should be taught in school the ways to handle the pressure.
Emotional growth is as important as the structural growth of a kid. Social, spiritual and cognitive growth will serve the holistic health of a student. Parents, as well as teachers, should safeguard the emotional and psychological interests of their kids rather than marks.