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Education and Common sense. . Any correlation at all???

Hi 2 all (possibly non-existent) readers,

WARNING : Please don read further if u r not in d mood 2 read about rantings how ppl should behave but dont!!

We have all been told through out our life that “Education refines the personality” and hence go to school!!!
We’d have written a 100 essays or talked in dozens of debates about “the difference between an educated person and the uneducated”. . “education of all would lead to a beautiful world”. . blah blah blah. I’m beginning to wonder if there is even an iota of truth in this argument.

How else am I to react if I find the “brightest minds” in the “top class institutions” of the country behaving in a faaaaaaaaar from civilized manner???

Note that I certainly dont mean that All IITians are a barbaric lot… After all, I AM one of them now πŸ˜‰

Coming back to the topic. . which is it that “undo”-es all the basic sense filled into us by our family?? Is it jus the “IIT” tag. . or the education system on the whole??

* At home, u dont talk too loudly lest you disturb a sleeping grandma. . and almost Never play your favorite music @ full volume lest the neighbors come charging at you.
—-> Here, u jus dont care about the existence of other souls in the hostel. . either they dont have ears. . or they don hav the right to complain about your practicing “rock music” complete with drums and sound system @ 11.30pm loud enuf 2 create a mini earth-quake
———–> And, if some “abnormal” soul (read : Me) gets totally freaked out by the chaos and demands you to let ppl sleep/work peacefully, u dismiss her off as someone who has an “attitude problem”. . “no spirit”. . “no sense of art”. . “just a dumb post-graduate student who din deserve 2 b an IIT Btech”!!!

Note : I don giv a damn what u think of me or what names you call me. . as long as you let me preserve my sanity!!

* At home, u cant stand ppl leaving dirty plates/coffee cups around. . “Its jus not decent of them”!!!
—-> Here, u happily take food from d mess. . leave it for a couple of nights and watch d fungus growing beautifully on it. . and abandon d stuff on the staircase. . .What a favor u r doing 2 ppl who havent seen d beauty of fungus .. or smelt the “aroma” of rotting food!! πŸ˜›

* Jump to d ugliest of the skeletons in d cupboard
—-> Dont ever flush d toilet after use!!! Saving water huh???

Now, thats jus a small trailer of all the “civilized behavior” around here. . Is there anything wrong in me wondering if education reverses common sense? Or am I the weirdo here???

Could go on and on listing such things. . only, i’d get angrier and feel bored myself.

Jus hoping against hope that ppl grow up someday. . Whew!!


P.S. Do i even hav d right 2 hope that things wd change for the better???

P.P.S. Let me be fair and give due credits 2 d girls. . .Thanks girls. . If u had not irritated me and fuelled my anger soooo much 2night, this blog wd not hav come into existence πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€


9 responses

  1. broken arrow

    Well Well Well..Not bad raj

    February 3, 2009 at 4:14 am

  2. I guess Labs are not that bad, and students are much more refined ..:)

    February 3, 2009 at 11:10 am

    • @sandeep
      Ha. .totally agree. Thankfully!! πŸ™‚

      February 3, 2009 at 1:16 pm

  3. Lav

    @ Title.. never has been any corr. (big word btw).. there wasnt even a “common sense” course for us to mug-vomit-forget

    Get pained more so u can blog more!

    PS: I got lost in the middle of some sub-sub division πŸ˜‰

    February 3, 2009 at 5:09 pm

  4. Andronicus!

    well if you’re expecting an Engineering degree to transform men (and women) and make them flush .. not happening.. in a hundred centuries.. and that too a B Tech at IIT..??!! I think a B Tech at IIT only teaches them the “I dont care” attitude which is somehow synonymized with confidence.. (cant see how.. I know its harsh generalising but then.. what to do the general is pretty common!! πŸ˜‰ But thats rightly said though..

    and yeah Keep getting frustrated.. and blog more! πŸ˜‰

    September 5, 2009 at 6:27 pm

  5. Kam

    I cannot agree more, this article is so true and reflex true IIT students (zero common sense).

    I think IIT should run special modules to teach their student common sense, social behavior, and how to interact with human begin than sticking to books.

    October 10, 2009 at 1:27 pm

  6. @Kam
    Modules may help. .if only students take it seriously and not bunk/sleep in class! Which is the typical IITian attitude towards non-technical courses
    Thanks for visiting my blog and letting me know your views πŸ™‚

    October 11, 2009 at 4:17 am

    • Ashwini

      I am shocked…to read about the abode.
      Perhaps the prefrontal cortex is not in use any more once people are working on their IIT assignments and subjects??

      February 3, 2011 at 12:50 am

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