DO NOT MESS IT UP LIKE THEY DID WITH US.

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Etymologically, the word school is derived from a Greek word ‘skholē’ meaning ‘leisure’.
Leisure?? School??
They don’t seem to align now, do they?

When I woke up this morning I didn’t set out to come up with this write up, but as I started working on a school report – I couldn’t help but find it sarcastically humorous that the place which is failing to uplift the essence, that is a child, actually has a connection to ‘use of free time for enjoyment’?

Sure, school is a requirement as of for hundreds of reasons. I am sure, many will come up with reason(s), as to why school is needed. But is it not becoming a nuisance for quite sometime now?
Since when did business and torment became synonymous with knowledge? 
Uncountable number of assignments, examinations, projects. How can we even forget the stress on marks obtained and the enormity of the fees levied by the schools. 
Even worse is the state of the teachers going through the training phase – trust me when I say this because I am a teacher in-training myself.

Are they competent enough to become teachers? What it takes to teach, to be amongst children and what damage a bad teacher can do to a child – no one keeps a tab on it. 
“There are no bad students, Only incompetent teachers”
Is this just a rant? No. It’s not. It’s a realisation on my part. 
We can’t change the curriculum nor can we wage a war on the government. Hell, we can’t even challenge a higher authority – but all y’all teachers and would be teachers, the one thing you can do is TRY. 
Try and change the way you teach and the way you perceive the art of education. Try to understand the psychology of the children and guide them accordingly. Make an alliance amongst yourselves. Make sure a child learns atleast one new thing from you everyday. 
Try and not create another generation of incompetent literates. 

Sure, it’s not what you set out to do initially, but you are here now – training yourselves to train the minds loaded with untouched untapped potential – DO NOT MESS IT UP LIKE THEY DID WITH US.
You got a voice – USE IT! The right way in the right place. 
INSPIRE. LOVE. CREATE A LEAGACY – YOUR LEGACY. 
BE THE TEACHER YOU ALWAYS WANTED WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD.

Written by Kasturi, Assam(India)

‘Lazy’ ways to be successful.

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Some people have been lazy for very a long time. Now when the reality has come knocking at their door, they realise that being successful requires hard work and certain amount of active lifestyle. This can be an arduous task of shifting the lifestyle from being perpetually lazy to active- hardworking person.

Hold on!

Changing habits requires time and dedication. Sometimes we want change to happen overnight and that’s where we go wrong. E.g.: if a person is use to waking up at 8 in the morning, suddenly when someone tells him/her to wake up at 4 in the morning it’s going to be a difficult task. Here are some habits you can cultivate, which will help you become successful while you gently come out of your lazzy habits…

1. Make small changes:

If you want to wake up early, change by setting your alarm 5 mins early everyday, than your normal waking time. Do this until you reach your desired goal. E.g.: if you are use to waking up at 6:00 everyday, set your alarm at 5:55 from tomorrow and deduct 5 mins every day.

2. Get someone to push you:

You be accountable for your actions, but also have someone to give you a push if you are lagging behind from creating successful lifestyle.

3. Rabbit and the tortoise:

You may have heard the story of rabbit and the tortoise, how successfully the tortoise completed the race first, even though rabbit was much faster than the tortoise.

Don’t stop…. make small small changes possible..

Lazy -ness is just a way of life, you can replace it any time.. these slow or ‘lazy’ methods will help you become successful.

-Written by Paul Fernandes

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How to use February to Desire?

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We have many desires and this is the month we can achieve it. Why do I say this month? You may have had desires to do certain things in the month of January and have not finished doing it. Whatever the reason may be. February is a time when your moral is still high and you know you have still another 11 months to go before the year ends. If you let pass this month without doing much of the things which you desire or atlist take minor actions on those desires than the coming month and the months after it may be groggy and you may procrastinate those desires for the following year.

So here are main areas to focus on.

[ ] Health

[ ] Wealth

[ ] Relationship

[ ] Goal

Write down, don’t have it only thinking .. write down 2 things under each area (health, wealth, relationship, goal) that you desire this month.

Don’t wait – just do it. It may just take you 5 mins, but it will make the remaining hours worth living.

-Paul Fernandes

No more groggy mondays if you do this..

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Ya, we think going back to work on Monday is difficult and after spending a relax sunday it’s natural to feel that way.

Tell me one thing you like doing and you won’t mind doing it again and again… Why is that- because you enjoy doing it and secondly you look forward to it.

We humans need something to look forward to and if we don’t get it we feel groggy or uncommitted etc etc…

If you don’t have anything to look forward to in your job-

1. Consider changing it.

2. Or Find something to look forward to in that job.

Once we find something to look forward to, we will enjoy what we do and we will no longer have to drag our feet on Monday.

-Paul Fernandes

Dream like your life depends on it..

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Sometimes external situations in life may push you to pick up a job that you dont enjoy or it will push you to take risk, be creative, innovative and do the things you always wanted to do and earn your living from it.

But, why wait for external situations in life to decide your destiny? Ya, I understand- fear of failure, people’s judging opinions are all part of not having confidence to take the risk and doing something that you love. Irony is that people will judge you anyways, then why not do the things you love and then allow people to judge you and make opinions about you…

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Let me help you out, just answer these two questions to yourself.

1. What do you really enjoy doing and you won’t mind doing it for the rest of your life?

2. What is the only job you would do if your life depended on it?

Paul Fernandes

Did you update your WhatsApp status? Then read this Right NOW!!!

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In a world where updating and upgrading are so common practices on Social Media Apps, that sometimes I wonder if we have forgotten to update or upgrade our life. We are so familiar to all these platforms(whats app, Facebook, Instagram) They are really amazing platforms and I love using them. I am sure you do too. There are many of us spending hours in editing a photo to upload on our status and then spend hours checking the number of people who have liked or viewed our status.
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I just want to ask, how much time are you spending on updating your life? When was the last time you took a course to learn something or develop your skills? I don’t mean that you should go out and spend lots of money on courses, but begin with thousands of online courses which are offered for free. I will link to some of the learning websites at the end of the post….
Let’s invest some of our time in learning and updating our life so that along with our social media status update, let our lives be updated too.

Here are couple of websites which I have used and found them really good and user friendly. They are also available on app store- (android and ios) which makes it easier for you too learn on the go……
http://www.udemy.com

So go ahead and update yourself!

-Paul Fernandes

This year – Write your own story. By: Paul Fernandes.

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“The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, your mind, your story, your vision. So write and draw and build and play and dance and live as only you can”.  Neil Gaiman.

 This year – Write your own story.  

New years greetings from Goa.

May you create peace, joy and love in your life and in the lives of other people. May you  grow in grace. May you find clear vision for your life. May you be optimistic about life. May you be humble. May you feel safe in the company you keep. Trust in your ability and trust in the God you believe in.  May you make this year count. May there be smile on your face and may you give this smile to others. May all who come across your way have a better day because they saw you.

THIS YEAR- WRITE YOUR OWN STORY.

Love and best wishes.

Paul Fernandes

Founder

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Once upon a time. By: Mebadaiaka M Kurkalang.

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Edited in Lumia Selfie  Mebadaiaka M Kurkalang.

Once upon a time, she wrote for her school magazine, as it was her last year over there, about her beloved one_of_a_kind friends who had stood with her all the way during her schooling years. She had attained quite an appreciation for her piece from them(friends) and as well as other people who thought she had the knack for writing. Because of these praises and encouragement she had gained, she thought of attempting a pursue in writing. She would come up with a number of stories which she thought would turn out into novels or sentences that rhymed into poems or lyrics for a song. But to her dismay, none seemed to work out. Either the contents don’t make sense or she loses  track.
She wondered as to why didn’t it work out the way she thought it would. Not yet disheartened, she wondered and pondered until one day she realized something – Passion.“Passion” said she “was what I had when I wrote of my friends”. She was passionate of what and whom she had written and it turned out to be a good reminder. And then she waited for something or someone who she would be passionate about to cross her mind if ever she should produce something, in this case, out of a pen.
As days went by, along the awaited passion, she experienced others experiencing moments that made her want to reflect upon so as to pen these down. Another realization took a shot at her-Inspiration. If writing is something that she wants to do, besides other activities on her daily life, then inspiration is also what she needs.
This gradually enlightened her small confused mind, that talent is what makes a person know what to do in whatever he does, but if passion and inspiration join the cruise, everything is at its best.

Life is a CAROUSEL. by: Jessica Rymbai. Shillong,India.

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jessi 2   Jessica Rymbai.

 Life is a  CAROUSEL   

I thank the creator for the life that he gave me. Life has many meanings depending on how one views it. Life is also interpreted differently by each one of us and it is the attitude which matters how we handle and face it. Life is to be loved by each one of us and lived to the fullest despite of the many shortcomings, frustrations and sorrows that come in our way.

I personally do not agree that we should consider life from the situations and circumstances that we are in. Life is to be cherished and enjoyed. We must not judge life from the basis of the many sorrows, pain that life brings in our way; instead life on the other side offers each one of us better chances, better opportunities to adapt and improve, to challenge ourselves and to get better. Life may be short and we must not take it for granted. We are all blessed with a life so that we may be able to accomplish and complete the various purposes that each of us as individuals are called upon to do so whilst our stay here on earth.

Life should be viewed optimistically. I do not like to end my day without a smile on my face. I wake up in the morning thanking the Almighty for giving me another day, another chance to begin again. To be blessed with a life is such an honour.

To most of us, life is a challenge, a struggle and a continuous battle. True! But we must remember that we are given this life because we have the strength and courage to overcome, to face and cope up with what life presents to us. Sorrows, pain, the loss of loved one, miseries are all part of the journey of life, but we must never overlook the positive side of life such as love, joy and peace.

Through my experience, it is the ups and downs of life which makes life meaningful and worth-living. To live a life we must be ready to encounter and face hardships. We must be willing to face it with confidence accompanied with patience. The hardships along with other positive aspects of life are interwoven and when such things are knitted together- a wonderful fabric of life will be seen.

This reminds me of a song “At the beginning” by Richard Marx and Donna Lewis. The lyric of this particular song goes like this-

“Life is a road that I wanna  keep going,

Love is a river, I wanna keep flowing,

Life is a road, now and forever, wonderful journey”

 

Thank You.