We have a strong deep-rooted identification with our educational system. We are driven mad by our attachment with education.
We have our ego clubbed with education. We look education as a source of income to make a living.
Respect, pride, money, economy, ego are all embroiled with education.
My 10-year-old son is not going to school often. He takes leave often. He is telling that he does not like school. Recently, he was adamant as not going to school.
I was afraid that he might be a school dropout from 5th standard. I could not digest my son is without education – a college degree. There was a trauma, cry from me at the moment when this Dropout thought raised. Sub-consciously, I have strong identification with education. When it is shaken, I have bad emotions, I became weak.
I feared what my son will do in future without education. What job will he do without a degree? What level of respect will he receive from the society? Will he not feel inferior in front of educated people?
I could not accept to my son without education.
I see education as a recognition, source of income, an entry into corporate companies, a resume for sky scrapping salary, a security from fear of unknown, a source of confidence.
For many centuries, education was not attainable to majority of people. Education was circling in a closed circle. Many people lived without education for centuries.
I am a second-generation graduate. Back to my grandfather onwards nobody was educated. My father is the first graduate in his clan.
In the last 50 to 75 years, education spread across the country and reached its peak now. You cannot join government job without a degree.
I have to get rid of my identification with education. It is a delusion that education is everything; it is a belief that without education life will be futile.
I am limiting myself with my identification.
I am putting my son within a frame of identification.
The belief system over education, make me do certain actions, and prevent me from doing certain actions.
I have to see myself without educational identity. When I try it, I feel myself light. Once I shed my educational identification, I would be able to see my son without education.
There are limitless possibilities for a man without education. Don’t let my son restricted by the possibilities of education alone.
There is a life beyond education. Schooling has become such a stress nowadays.