In this particular era of our present existence, that is defined by breakthrough technology and the continuous rise of social media, sources in the form of journals, articles and news reports which originate from a particular region, are virtually accessible and reflective within milliseconds of them being published. Similarly, spoken words and actions enacted through
Month: October 2019
Hands on learning will save you from living in your parent’s basement
Working with your hands is important; it is more fun for the child, which means they will like to learn. This is always good because if they do not like learning, they will not learn. They can choose not to remember anything. For instance, if you are teaching that three plus four is seven, you
“Too often we give children answers to remember rather than problems to solve.” – Roger Lewin Along the silent streets of delusional knowledge, the faint voice of dilapidated pedagogic outlook is often disregarded. The scholastic prospect of efficiency is deteriorating at a rapid rate. The system that facilitated individuals to develop intellects has actually lost
The Curiosity of Talent…
What is talent? Most people perceive talent to be the innate ability to perform a specific task, while others see talent as simply a well-mastered skill. As for me, I feel that talent is a bit of both; it is a give and take between skills and the desire to succeed at a task. I
You have no special skill or talent. You’re only passionately curious.
A friend of mine once said ‘I am awesome in English Language and I am better than you at Mathematics; it seems I have some special talents than you do not’. Well, I had no chance to bargain with him on his Mathematics and English prowess, I only convinced him with my below words. Have
Esperanza was the middle child in a house of nine. Her makeshift house was crumbling to pieces. The moss-covered walls were meant to keep them warm, but frigid nights crept through the thin insulation. Esperanza’s school was no escape to the unpleasant conditions she endured at home. The desks and chairs were worn down, and
I have no special talent. I am passionately curious about it.
A talent is a natural ability to do something well. It is a God-gifted seed, that is planted in everyone’s life, waiting to germinate and bear fruits. This simply means that it is embedded in one’s self and, unless the person realizes the talent he or she has, it would not bear any fruits –
The time we need retooling
Nowadays, there is an unprecedented event happening in the history of Korea. With two camps brutally criticizing or even plotting against each other, there is direct democracy ongoing, like that of ancient Greek people shouting in the Agora. One side is crying for the resignation of the current Minister of Justice. The other side is
This was supposed to be a happy day for her, it was her 18th birthday. As she looked over the view of the magnificent city, the heavy, cold wind pushed her grey hoodie off the top of her head, exposing her deep black locks, hiding underneath. Leaning forward quite dangerously over the top of the
It was simple. He asked and she agreed. He took the lead and she followed. What else was she supposed to do, when he had such a hold on everything that she was? The first step was a breeze, carrying her forward with him by her side. And so they ran, their hand in each
The platform was filled with men clad in green, hoping to say their last farewells to their loved ones before the train took them away to their very possible end. Some were crying, others clung on to their family members in a hopeless embrace, refusing to let go. Nobody knew what was in store for
Social Media And The Voiceless Ones
In the advent of technology, social media has been the fastest growing method of communication since 2006. Communication and lifestyle applications like Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram and Twitter are common examples of such sites. Social media has made life so easy that a normal letter that would naturally take months to be received, can now be
A Splash of Cerise
As elegant as the stars and as soft as the morning sun, a flock of bristles wisped across a canvas. Swaying slightly as she flicked her brush onwards, Kady layered her picture, stroke after stroke. The golden rays emitting from the sun and the crisp morning air felt like heaven. Her mind danced as robins
You Already Have What You Are Looking For!
We have all wondered at least once in our life about the gifts and talents we possess. We wanted to figure it out so badly, that we tried everything possible to know what we are perfect at. What if I told you that what you have been searching for is not your talent, but your
You won’t tell God
“What if someone does a few bad things?” “No, girl, you have to be good; do only good,” Mum said, looking straight at your eyes. She knew how daring you had become ever since you told her about how you beat up a bully at school. “Only good?” “Yes. Only good.” She then paused to
What is wrong with it and Why?
“Too often we give children answers to remember than problems to solve.” –Roger Lewin Under the scorching heat, sitting beside his farm, he kept waiting for clouds to show up and when they didn’t he glanced at the sky, “Why? Why are you doing this with me?” Few days pass by and the rains finally
Talent is not enough
“I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious”- Albert Einstein We are always told by the people around us to find our talents. That there is always something that each person is particularly good at and it is our goal in life to find it- and hopefully pursue a career out of it.
Children are little geniuses!
We children are not afraid to dab our hands in color to create something beautiful. In fact we like to flaunt them. We feel proud. Sometimes I think how it would look like to paint the sky green and grass blue. But am I not allowed to do it? Should grass be always green and
The Power of Independence
No man is an island. This famous proverb is an indication of the undeniable truth – we all need each other in some way or another. This reliability on others has led to very few “islands” in the world – there is one big piece of land where everybody is present. We live our whole
Curiosity: A state of mind
When I came across this quote by Albert Einstein, declaring that he had no special talent, I was filled with respect for his humility. Basically, I disagreed with him and thought –that is that. In reality, that wasn’t. I had lost my peace of mind. Still more peculiar was my fascination with the two words