Vishwa Kalyan Award 2020
Life – When life begins at conception in the womb, the natural learning process commences such as movement of the fully developed fetus kicking in the start of third trimester and other vital organs from heart, lungs, liver, kidney to brain including other areas of the body functioning in a normal healthy development inside the uterus. The same resumed upon child birth.
Life teaching proceeds enabling the child interaction with anything and everything around. The incremental steps at infancy i.e. turning over, lying on the front and back, crawling and baby steps to walking without support is a natural growing up process. These activities are programmed and happen right from arrival into the world barring any congenital, mild ailments or serious hereditary problems preventing usual growth. Similarly, all other living species are designed to function accordingly in their natural environment.
Life’s role is not limited to physical engineering, training and tuning. In fact, life is the only long lasting companion and most trustworthy partner every step of the way collecting facts and information stored in memory expected to guide in living. Life grooms mental and emotional thoughts and feelings including imaginations that are individual and not generic like educational course in schools and college.
The attendance in school and higher studies with diplomas, degrees and scholastic achievements are essential for economic sources with or without social recognition that invites or isolate people in the ever discriminatory human eyes setting hierarchy to suit own pride and prejudice. Additionally, the so-called formal education in institutions and academy cost dearly and are increasingly unaffordable to many in the human run and managed commercial education. Despite being highly qualified in economic sense, the struggles that accompany in job search and finding suitable to any employment in the vigorously competitive work force involves tremendous efforts and rolling in mud to gain anything for survival and comfortable living. Again the short cuts, crooked and nefarious strategy among some are common in the end justifying means policy.
Life during this phase remains steadfast alerting human mind to adhere or ignore the cue subject to economic conditions, personal abilities and drive. It is completely different when influential contacts, relations and money play key role in career opportunity with merit and track record having no relevance in the selective criteria.
Life is a learning center throughout existence never pausing a moment especially experience as mentor dedicated to shaping and sculpting rough sharp edges into smooth shiny surface provided lessons heeded on time. On the other hand, the educational institutions teach and offer career choices for regular jobs besides facilitating inventions, innovations and explorations which are inherent in nature and available in natural surroundings. The knowledge quest seeded right from birth allow living beings to know, learn, understand and practice that may or may not be fully utilized by all. Nonetheless, life is a cornucopia of information, lessons and knowledge in practicality emphasizing on positive thinking and prudence in all matter.
Unlike academia where a failure is interpreted as lack of intelligence and aptitude often demoralizing those failing in memory tests related to cramming material from text books and lectures or solving mathematical problems in the exam paper, life promotes learning from failure and inspires to accept failure as a challenge to perform better next time with a reminder that tripping one or two steps does not necessarily mean downward spiral to the bottom. Life encourages to keep trying making improvements in every attempt that ultimately defines success.
Life’s teaching is not confined to particular education like educational centers and institutions generally oriented in their respective courses and coaching for any specialized occupation, profession or vocation. Life is a constant stream of questions and answers, riddles and puzzles stimulating mind, stirring emotions requiring reasoning faculties to resolve conflict within. The most important lessons taught by life are ethics, self-discipline, efficient use of common sense and basic intelligence. In the external learning premises viz. school, college and institutions these are understood to be in check otherwise personal responsibility or contrarily some misguide learners to slight such norms in the quick rich scheme or elevation to desired positions in career.
Life intervention in this instance is poignant with consequences becoming the yard stick on decisions to change or return to proven fallacy. Those who realize mistakes strive to avoid repeating them while some no matter what happens they cling to past and continue into future. The misery and tragedy reappear in doing so making them the prisoner of guilt unable to run away from self-inflicted wound and yet they choose to be immune.
Life is instrumental urging one to recognize false, fake and disingenuous to which many fall victims against real, genuine and authentic saving themselves from the inevitable repetition. In deceptive situations, the adage ‘fool me once – shame on you’ but then ‘fool me twice – shame on me’ is stoic prohibiting recurrence. Life is an unencrypted database accessible for oneself to review and revise ways in preparation for risks and unmitigated disasters. Only life has such exercise amid enriching inner potential, strength and wisdom to confront myriad known and unknown possibilities distinguishing a mirage from an oasis.
Above all, life is the ocean of knowledge and invaluable instructor in guidance with customized techniques focused on righteousness though either abandoned or found inconvenient by many embracing stagnancy and insolvency over independent informed dignified sanctuary. Life is also an established astute educator generating awareness on inconspicuous reality.
Life lived and relatable by all without exception merit Vishwa Kalyan Award 2020 in Teaching as unparalleled benefactor and progenitor imparting simple and critical insights for meaningful, peaceful and successful journey.
The remaining two categories Natural Ingenuity – Nature and Philosophy – Mind will be explained in due course.
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