Monday, August 20

Studies, Merely For Marks?

 If I go with the Dictionary, it says that studying is nothing but the pursuit of knowledge. But if I go with the anticipation of our society, i find it nothing less than the pursuit of Marks. 

          "Its Your Tenth Standard, what are you doing? aapko toh pura din padhna chahiya? Agar  Ache marks nahi laoge toh kahin admission nahi milega?. (you've got to study whole day, if you don't bring marks you wont get admitted anywhere.)"

Being A Tenth Standard Student, Its Something You be all ears not daily, but, believe me every moment you  are seen without a book in your hand.
Its been an anticipation of our society that being a tenth standard student, you've got to stick to the books every minute, every second to be able to achieve marks.
Yes, That Slams The Door Hard At My Concise, That They expect me to cramp myself in the pile of books for 365 days just because they want me to bring that 90+? Shouldn't I study to pour some knowledge in me rather than memorizing all the stuff within me until I spit it out again on the sheet of paper.

Whats the Use of Studies Then? All you are doing is training your memory to be sharp enough to remember those 300 - 400 pages of a text book all to be thrown at once. But unfortunately, dismally, regretfully we live in a society where a person is not judged by profoundness of his knowledge, ability but he is judged by those printed numbers he gets, no matter how he bring it(either by hook or by crook).

Recently, I was glued to some of the commercials of upcoming season of Kaun Banega Crorepati.
The Campaign of this year's season could not have been any better theme than it has now, it conveys one of the most important message to the society which has been disillusioned by those beset marking shadow.
Mr. Bachchan rightly said. "Sirf Gyan Hi Aapko Aapka Haq Dilata Hai...(Only Knowledge can serve you your right)"

The Casting Shadow Of Marks Upon The Learning Students is a Mere way to tell him the Money has surpassed the importance of knowledge.
But Every time, Marks/Percentile/Scores, Aren't What Shapes Your Future Or Decides the level of capabilities, abilities or what marks out your greatness.

There have been examples of people who tried hard but could not change their marks, yet found out their greatness and changed the world.
We All Know Mr Bill Gates, Don't we? He was an under graduate in Harvard University, and technically speaking he is the most failed student who is one of the Richest Being In this world.
And Then Let me Give you an example of a person who is a heart robber for every technofreak,
yes, The person who changed the mere red looking apple in to a multinational corporation.
This is What Success, If Mr. Jobs, would have continued on his school desk then probably, we wouldn't have Ipods, Iphones, or Any Macintosh. He Gave up Studies Due to the Financial Only to Find Companies Like Apple, Pixar.

This Is What Success, This Is What Society Should Strive For...
For You Become Big Not By Doing Big Things But By Small Things Perfectly.

After All, Rancho was right when he said"Baccha Kabil Bano Kabil.. Kamyabi Toh Sali Jhak Maarke Peeche Aayegi (Pursue Excellence, and success(chateur) will follow, pants down!"

Tanishq Sharma

Mr Amitabh Bachchan.

The Ones Who Could Not Change Their Marks, But Changed The World.


  1. in the right track and a correct thought process...

    Keep it up

  2. "Very Well Written, These Writings Can Really Force One To Think Hard. Good Thought Process, Keep Going Ahead."

  3. Totally worth reading

  4. Marks obtained are indicative of status of mind, It can still be changed but requires hard work and proper guidance. It is encouraging for people doing bad in getting marks that picture can still be changed but the real reason of failure is to be identified. I remember in one case I observed that the student is talented but took wrong subjects and underwent worse kind of teaching. He took the right subjects at the same time Mathematics was taught to him properly. So he became very successful.


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