Is India's Education System killing its Economy?
As little kids, we were told that marks are all that matter and if you don’t score well, you won’t be able to survive in this cruel world. That, you will be considered dumb. That, you will have to live a mediocre life in the best possible scenario.
And we were given examples of people next door who did not study and are struggling and suffering now.
What if, instead, we were told to study the life of Steve Jobs, who without a college degree, created Apple; Walt Disney, who had formal education only till 16, Ellen DeGeneres, who didn’t need a degree to tell her that she is humorous; Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Dorsey, Oprah Winfrey, Madonna, Kanye West, Vin Diesel, all the same.
“But beta, things work differently in foreign countries.” To that, I say, Sachin Tendulkar, Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani, Aamir Khan, Azim Premji, Mary Kom, Smriti Irani. Good enough for ya?
These people did not earn their wealth because they were outstanding in studies, but rather chose to break the chains of this so-called ‘contemporary education system’.