Monday, November 08, 2010

To Sir Ken Robinson with Love

Not only the education system but the whole social structure needs to be renewed. We need to scrap the rusting goal posts at the two ends of this ground. Soccer should not be about scoring and winning but a jazzy display of speed and technique.

The eye of the problem lies in setting goals and defining standards. Our close conformity to these protocols has resulted in just bricks in the wall and a whitewashed wall. The current social system has destroyed the most essential element of life, and that is diversity. Life is becoming a stark mono-coloured canvas.

The argument for the system is, motivation. Our actions are motivated by rewards. That's why goals and standards. It would be highly impossible to motivate people in a goalless or rewardless society. And since, the reward has a relative notion attached, defined standards become an integral part of the system.

There could only be one winner. The exercise starts at conception. Out of millions, only one sperm scores in a ruthless competition. Certainly, it would take not only a paradigm shift but a major alteration in our DNA to realize Sir Ken Robinson's dream. Would somebody change the code, please?

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