04 October, 2005

Is the world going faster..... Sometimes.... I have stood in a corner and watched the world go. It is funny. You see everyone going faster as if there is no tomorrow. After sometime I join the same stream.... The same now with this blogging world..... First day I started reading blogs and went through some of my friends (No it was not Narayanan Venkitu) blogs until the next early morning. Realised that this is a new world..........I am now ready for all the newness...... New friends, New thoughts,New happenings, New humour, New pictures...... and a NEW WORLD. Yes...........

One seed can make the whole earth green.......

I love children. Childhood is the best part in human's life. You realize it only when you have outgrown it. How far are we allowing the children to enjoy. Though one way you envy at the children, for the kind of electronic games they could play with, another way we could only pity at them.

I remember a scene few years ago when I took a day off, to let the world go. I was standing in a corner of a busy road and watching all the children going to school. Most of the parents were walking along with their children and terrorising them by asking questions from their memorised homeworks and lessons.

This was the worst scene.....


A mother was walking along with her son who was so tiny and I followed them. The child was often pulling his trousers which was bit loose. The shoes were too heavy for the child to walk. Mother was asking numbers from 1 to 10 and the spellings. Then she questioned the child to recite the rhymes. Later she asked the child to recite Rhymes in Tamil and shocked me further by asking the child to recite Sanskrit slogas.

Parents...stop! .....stop!.....stop!.... Please do not pressurise your children at a tender age. Let them enjoy this world. Teach them to walk, sing, laugh and feel. Tell them plenty of stories. Give food for their thoughts first. Please leave them. Do not try to achieve through them what you could not achieve. Let them be kids. They will come up brighter than you. Do not worry. Give them your best time and encouragement.

Please be happy with children. They need not be your own children. Smile at children whom you come across every day and make their day happy. Wave at Children School bus ( Not when it is empty or when the teachers take it for a picnic trip) when it is full of children. See how many children wave back at you. It will spread like infection.... Please do it.

I dedicate this post to countless children of this world.

8 comments:

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Very nice post to start Sir. I salute you.

Very true indeed. A lot of pressure on kids these days ( was it in India? or UK) everywhere.

The last paragraph is very touching indeed.

You've landed into the Blog world with a punch. !! I am sure you'll continue to write about your wonderful experiences in life.

Nallavan said...

hi,
welcome to the blog world. vat is said is absolutely correct. we should not burden the little kids with all these homeworks and other crap. they should be allowed to play and learn to enjoy and respect their life on earth. keep on blogging.

Jo said...

Very nice and true post. Parents give such a pressure on their children to keep their heads high in the society (they do not care what their children wants).

Sundar Narayanan said...

nice post. you are posing in the photo like the next tamil blockbuster's director.. nice photo.

:)

வேதா said...

hi
welcome to the blog world.as u have said children of today have a
lot to play with like electronic games,computer games etc.but they are certainly missing the games that we have played in our childhood like kannamoochi,gilli,goli,bambaram.
these games are fun and also makes gives us the physical movement which is not in the case of nowdays games,they make the children couch potatoes

Jeevan said...

Very nice post on childrens freedom. welcome to blog world. All the Best for your Blog.

Dubukku said...

Welcome to Blogging. I live in London.
Yes I have the same views. Children should not be tortured and I do have two daughters and practise the same.
But at the same time in Chennai the situation is scary where 1st standard kids wud be expected to even to do programming. Not sure whether my kids would be left behind if at all we move back to chennai hmmm

Balaji S Rajan said...

Narayanan - Thanks for your encouragment and introduction to other bloggers.

Nallavan - Thanks for your comment.. Oru nallvannukku nala adaiyalma oru nalla comment kuditheenga...

Jo - Thanks for your comment.Continue singing....

Sundar - Naanum oru director than sir.... Super padam yellam yeduthu irukkane....... Seri ....sollidarane... yellam kanavula than....

Veda - you have reminded our younger days. All cheap and best games.... Oh... I need to write separately about them...... Coming soon...

Jeevan - Thanks for your comments.

Dubukku - Namba vooru pathi sollatheenga...... I raised my son for a longer part in Chennai and bit here in UK. He is always against in going back to Chennai fearing for the competetion and system of education... Which has made me to decide about our future... What a shame.... You are assured a good seat even scoring above 90%. Children have to be in their seat edge always..... I think growing up with such stress in their childhood may have some effect in their later part... Childhood has to be enjoyed. Thanks for your comments... Dubbukkunu poyidatheenga.....