I remember the days before our exams. There will be hardly a week left and I would be opening my books for the first time to study. Not that I am lazy or uninterested in my studies, but this is the practice of every student in my college. However, most of them would prefer local books, which are written for easy understanding of the students. I know that there is no harm in reading those despite the fact that there are lots of silly printing mistakes and grammatical errors, despite the fact that the content is only meant to pass in the exam rather than making student understand about the concept and despite the fact that I hate those stinky, old, rugged papers of the second-hand local authors books.
However there is always a charm in reading the prescribed books which are mostly written by foreign authors. I love their way of writing and explaining a concept. I read everything, starting from preface to gradually the chapter 1, then chapter 2 and then the next one. Here it is noteworthy to mention that any of our subject is divided into four modules, each module covering 3-4 chapters. Due to lack of time (my mistake), I would only have completed two modules at most, which is enough to clear my exam (maybe I am fortunate). I always read the books alone, in a calm atmosphere, at night in my hostel room. Sadly, the zeal to study comes only before few days before exam. Luckily, I never had any backlogs. So learning is an art and I used to find it in good books, not the cheap books which are only made for securing passing marks.
Now enough of the bookish learning. As important it is, but it’s nothing compared to the lessons life teaches you. I am totally inexperienced in it. Sometimes I feel like a boat trapped in the storm in the middle of an ocean. Wherever the giant waves of the ocean take me, I move at that direction. One thing I have observed in my life, I have felt all my life is that things have been destined for me. My parents, my friends – all that are not chosen by me, are the best. I can’t ask for more. The problem comes when I ask something for myself. When I want something, may it be career, promotion, money, love, etc, somehow I get disappointed. It is as if some invisible power is telling my conscience me, Wait, everything will be granted in due time and you will be happy. Don’t worry. But this is the human mind I am talking about. It will always desire, it will always ask, it will always want, it will always need. Till now I am denied what I want in every field and this rejection hurts. Sometime it hurts terribly. But I am going with it because I have faith and I believe in Him whoever He is, be it God, Angel or my Guardian. I believe that He has something bigger and better planned for me. I have to be patient.
Anyways, this is my first attempt at writing a daily prompt. I must say that learning style is different as per the situation of life. But it is important to learn. The process of learning never stops and honestly it shouldn’t. We should not be so proud to ignore this fact.
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