honesty, the best policy?

i have found for myself that honesty is the best policy always

i try not to lie to anyone as far as possible; not to people and not even to myself...
that is more important i guess ...to be honest to yourself!

it makes things a lot easier..i don't have to care abt "what if ppl come to know abt i"

i like to be courageous...its a lot of fun to own up to what you do...thts real confidence i guess...to believe in what you do...

what do you think? any other experience will be welcome


Something that has been about me forever but i have realised it lately...

I dont like situations where i have to compete for the sake of competing without the whole process being enjoyable.This fact has got n implications..I dont like to interact with people who i feel may try to judge me...and then decide how to interact...

I have very poor sports instincts. (i dont like to compete)

but with others i am jus fine...people find me diverse...i do a lot of things...i dont like to stay with anything for long...thats bad and i am tryin to improve...

with people i connect well, i am very frank, jo dil mein hai wahi bahar...

cheers to the quest!!!

primary education-beginning of a eternal journey of learning

A few days back I visited an exhibition on primary education and some innovative and play-way methods of learning for kids in kg through say 3 std.

It raised some questions in my mind regarding learning specially in kids. I am putting some of the basic ideas in the exhibition along with the qustions it raised.

1. Large part of learning in kids is based on imitation of people in their surroundings.
Are we providing kids individuals worth imitating?

A very interesting example is-(even from my own experience)- parents ask their kids to exercise regularly, when they themselves do not...this is very funny; when you want your kid to exercise he should see you exercising daily...otherwise why will he listen to you?

2. Students (now here i mean students from primary to even university level) start liking imitation, rather it becomes a habit with them, than creativity at some stage...are we as a society really creating an environment which fosters creativity?

3. After the primary stage onwards children start spending more time in school or rather the school starts becoming a more influential factor in learning and overall mental and emotional growth... so emphasis should be on creating an appropriate environment in school... it should not remain just a source of curricular knowledge...

4. And a comment on role of play in learning. I will quote J D Watson, who discovered the structure of DNA.

[b]" All we had to do was to construct a set of molecular models and begin to play-with luck it would be a helix"[/b]