The system of education followed in the schools today are not extensive knowledge of basic writing, reading and numeric skills that are needed to get along with the competitive world of growing technology and complications. The education system of India undoubtedly has lots of pros one can ever praise of, but not to ignore, a majority of them focus on making children the robots.
There is much more in life beyond all this which can help children manage and enjoy life in a better way. And life skills are an indispensable part of it.
Life skills – the emerging necessity!
Life Skills are the skills that help in managing and living a high quality life by reaching our life’s goal and live to our complete potential. There is no comprehensive list of life skills. The life skills to be adapted by a person depends on the culture, beliefs, age, region to which he belongs and the external environment influencing him.
To be very precise, life skills encompass skills like personal skills, communicative skills, literacy, numeracy etc. which are highly essential for any person to survive in the current trend of the world. Having good skills will definitely make children of India both in terms of knowledge and discipline.
Learning life skills in the proper way will help children to communicate, understand, and perform well in school as well as at work in the future. Communicative skills help them in mingling with others and learning the proper way to interact with people in different situations. Personal skills help the children learn discipline. These skills give a perfect touch to the way they dine, the way they dress themselves. The methods they use to manage stress and emotions thus making life more simple and happy for them to live.
Literacy and numeracy skills help the children in the aspect of verbal and quantitative aptitudes. In the present world, nothing can be achieved without these two. Hence, to make children more sharp and bright these life skills are highly essential.
And like it’s said, it’s not aptitude but your attitude that decides your altitude!
Attitude does not have a perfect generation as it is an individual’s attribute and varies from person to person. It can vaguely be defined as the reaction of a person to an action, place or a thing. The attitude of a child determines its future. It determines how the child views its future and will perform actions based on this attitude.
Positive attitude is an approach to life in a positive way. It is a thought that everything good or bad happens for one’s good. This positive approach in life will help children achieve goals without any discouragement and distractions.
Values – they are of utmost value!
Values are essential elements in one’s life. They determine the character of a child. Adding good values into a child will make him a good person in the future. The values that have to be incorporated in children include truthfulness, respecting elders, honesty, loving all, being patient and give their best at whatever they do in school or at work.
Doesn’t matter, how better you equip the India’s next Gen with high end technology and facilities, comforts and luxuries, the generation would be worth appreciation if a proper dosage of life skills, attitude and values is given in perfect proportion.
Having concluded that life skills, attitude and values are a must for the overall growth of the child, the fact that these three elements also result in the overall personality development and help a child to excel in studies cannot be ignored. Excelling in studies is not just limited to scoring good marks on the basis of memory, but rather academic excellence involves a bigger skill set comprising of punctuation, discipline, attitude, clear objectives, perspective, orientation, confidence and the list is big. All this is achieved fairly with the proper introduction of life skills, values and attitude.