What can you teach someone from a young age that can help them for the rest of their life ?
Answer: Resilience !
Resilience the ability to keep going on even when it seems to have a very sleek chance. It may seem similar to stubbornness and ignorance to go on, but has got more layers to it.
Resilience can be developed and can be an ongoing process to improve. By going through various challenging situations and getting exposed to certain circumstances, one can learnt to be resilient.
It may seem difficult at the start, but by slowing making a move it becomes clear that by continuous effort more can be achieved or delivered.
When everything is going well, it can become easier to do something more and things seem possible within the reach. But when things aren’t going well, it becomes difficult to continue have a flow and things seem to far to be fetched. During those times, it is the amount of Resilience one shows along with concentrated efforts and focus that make the ends meet.
Hence if you can teach someone one of the fundamental qualities that can help them for the rest of their life – teach them RESILIENCE !
First of all congratulations for scoring good grades in your 10th. As you say, that you are interested in computers and if it comes naturally to you, then you can check out one of the several options you have.
I will give example of Surat, you can check for your respective state or university.
You must secure similarly good grades in your 12th board exam. That will give you a leading edge in merit counselling and admissions. If there is any entrance exam conducted for a particular University or state to get admission into MSc IT or BCA then you must prepare accordingly.
You will however not be able to apply for engineering seats.
In Surat, you can apply for MSc IT, which has around 30-40 percent intake for commerce students and based on merit list of board results. You can also apply for BCA through central counselling which is also based on board merit. There is no separate entrance exam as of now, but that might not be the case for other universities.
When I meet parents of a young girl who want their daughter to complete her education and get married by the age of 18 so they can feel fulfilled about their responsibility in life, I feel sad and disappointed by their views on life. They are ready to spend 10-20 lakhs on her marriage and dowry but they cannot send her to a better school nor provide her with extra facilities that may help her secure good grades or acquire skills that may help her become something in her life. And there is no question of support in case the girl wants to become something unconventional like singer, dancer, painter or likewise. Even those who have big dreams of professional life aligned with academics are not given a fair chance to prove their worth.
If you do not let them get a fair chance to do what they possibly can you are jeopardizing their entire life into a cyclic loop of compromise and confusion.
Everytime you say a girl to clean the house because that is what you believe she is going to do her entire life, you are making one of the biggest mistakes of your life.
Everytime you expect a girl to believe that it’s her responsibility to take care of family, have kids and nurture them and there is nothing more to her life, you are causing more damage than good.
Everytime you tell her to not have dreams and just follow the cycle of life, you are pulling back an entire kin to be lost about life.
So wake from your false narration and weakness. If you do not have what it takes to give them the leverage to explore life and become something, what you can possibly do is at least support her until she can stand on her feet and prove that she can do it.
If you cannot give something than you have no right to revoke anything, including her future and dreams.
So believe in her and believe in yourself. In the days things turn tough and difficult, hold on until the good times come. Make every possible attempt to give equal and open fair chance to every girl and the world will slowly become a better place. You will be liberated from your from your bondages and give her freedom to live in this world with confidence and openness.
A ten year old who thinks she will become a singer one day practices every evening with new songs and tunes. Parents think that this is just a floating thought and it’s for fun. They never encourage. No special care or attention is given to her. She wins in school competition every year and participates in annual function. With time every year same thing repeats. Neither is she sent to any music classes nor given any training by a professional. She is not even put in the circle of such young minds. Instead she is made fun of by her relatives. She continues to live in her own world believing her self and practicing as often as she can. When reality of life will be at her door, life will uncover what’s in store.
Krishna Janmashtami is an annual Hindu festival that celebrates the birth of Krishna, the eighth avatar of Vishnu. It is observed according to the Hindu lunisolar calendar, on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha in Shraavana or Bhadrapad, which overlaps with August or September of the Gregorian calendar.
This year – Janmashtami falls on 12-Aug-2020
The celebrations are being done on family level and most of them either celebrating with a Krishna idol in cradle or dressing their little kids as young Krishna.
Overall ambiance has uplifted due to the celebrations and it is going to increase with more festivals in line.
Krishna is considered to be the avatar of Vishnu, one of the Trinity – other two being Shiv and Brahma.
The Purpose of Birth
Krishna’s avatar was responsible for curbing the evil spread by Kansh who happens to be his maternal uncle. The birth story of Krishna involves lot of hurdles which his parents being put in prison and how he escapes it in a magical way. The Leela of Krishna starts from early childhood and continues until he plays a crucial role in the Kuruskshetra war between Pandavs and Kauravs.
Krishna has provided baseline lessons regarding every phase of life and also preached about the right way to live :
He has shown by example of his life.
He overcame his situations and became the master of it.
He faced innate difficulties yet always showcased positivity.
He was a guide in true sense.
He was a warrior in his own life.
He was a musician – playing beautiful music on flute.
He was a king. He was a ruler of Dwarka. He was a good friend to Sudhama.
He was a charmer in love and relationships.
He has so many names based on his Leelas and roles he has taken in his life. And he has left behind a blueprint for living social life. He has given his teachings in the form of Geeta – The Bhagavad Geeta – one of the finest lessons of life. It is said that all answers lie within it. One who seeks will find it.
Krishna belief has transformed India in ways that has never happened. Places like Mathura, Vrindavan and Dwarka are associated with Krishna. These places are considered to be Religious spots and are revoured deeply by the people of India.
Dwarka is considered to be one of the “Char Dham” – places of prime religious importance. The Char Dham are located in different directions of India forming a logical geographical boundary. Badrinath in the North, Jagannath Puri in the East, Rameshwaram in the South and Dwarka in the West.
The disciples of Krishna are huge and follow various interdisciplinary ideologies based in location and the era they belong to. Similar one modern belief group of Krishna – ISKCON is internationally famous and followed across countries around the world. The people who seek peace and harmony, find the answers and way through the consciousness.
The beauty of the Life of Krishna has lessons which are timeless, priceless and very much relevant in modern times. We can seek and find ways to uplift our social, personal and professional lives.
May you find the path you seek – by consciousness.
Corona like symptoms – cough, cold, shivering, fever, sour throat, bitter taste, body pains and similar experience related to ARI. For any examination and diagnosis, contact doctor and medical expertise for relief and immediate attention.
You may follow similar diet to get relief and feel better –
Drink lukewarm water
Add honey and lemon juice into lukewarm water
Drink citrus juice – Orange, Mosambi, Melon and others
Eat fruits – Apple, Pine Apple, Pomegranate, Papaya, Kiwi and others
Drink Kadha – made from Indian spices as a constant immunity booster and instant relief to throat and nose.
Keep clean and dry
Wash your hands often. Use sanitizer. Keep distance
Read books if you like. Watch movies. Check old albums/photographs. Keep light environment and avoid heavy debated talks or discussions either over phone or directly.
Try looking at nature – birds, animals, plants, tree and likewise.
Create craft or paint if you like or have interest. It is a good pacifier.
Drink some liquid every 2 hours and possibly hot beverages. Avoid coffee if possible.
Take medication if any issue persist and always seek medical attention by doctor.
Keep smiling and stay positive. Stay at home and stay safe. If you or your family members have to go out, keep your mask on and follow social distancing. Avoid touching surfaces and avoid strictly avoid touching your face at any time.
Invest in good mask if you are going out frequently and keep it clean and dry at all times.
It’s Monsoon in India – so keep precautions and watch. Avoid getting drenched as much as possible. If you have to go out – use raincoat and umbrella.
Share positive thoughts and stories. Pray if you may like. And keep calm.