|The act of juggling|
I really feel that students, when they are as young as a 7 years old, should be encouraged to get involved in multiple activities. As an adult now, I am realizing the importance of extra co-curricular activities because it teaches students to be a good juggler.
Parents during my school time were giving too much importance for studies and all they want their child to be was the top student of the school and that was like getting a Noble Prize for excellence. I can only feel sorry for those kids who couldn’t think for themselves and went on to listen to their parents advice because they are nothing but a bookworm. They can’t work without reference and they need a user-manual for almost everything they do and this is the reason why the First Class students fail in their working life. Nobody wants to hire someone who can’t stand pressure at work place and juggle numerous responsibilities at one time.
I’m not saying that you should be too hyperactive and get involved in every single event happening around you. Of course if that is what you do, you won’t be able to focus well. But at the same time, you can’t just devote your attention to one task. That shows how inefficient you are.
To end my random ramblings here, I will let you know what are those tasks I’m juggling with. I’m actively looking for a job and this week will be busy with an upcoming interview hopefully. I need to keep an eye on my email and apply for jobs online. I need to blog and empty my head space which gets occupied from time to time with issues to be discussed with all of you lovely readers. I need to get my book-writing going which is one of the top priorities now. I am also freelancing at the moment and reading books whenever I feel the urge to stay away from the computer. I spend time going to the mountain nearby for hiking at times and cleaning my house with my mother. I am also learning a few things about Social Psychology via Coursera. The next assignment is due first week of September so I can focus on other work first 🙂
If I have the chance, I wish to learn better German. I can say a few things in German and understand conversations to some extent. I need to also plan for my further education later.
I welcome you thoughts and views ! 😀 Thank you for your feedback
True, schools and parents focussing more on academics leave children socially crippled later in life. They lack confidence to try new things, to stand on stage, and like you said, to juggle different activities. Your German woes sound like my French ones. I’ve been meaning to brush up on my French too. It’s such a beautiful language 🙂
Guess what? I have been communicating with one of the G+ friends (or may be acquaintances I can say) in German. That is how I can practice at least. LOL
I wouldn’t dare interact with a native French speaker…dumb, I know -_- I go about saying “oui, merci beaucoup, c’est tres belle!”, but haven’t grabbed a book and a dictionary for a few months now 😦 Wie hast Du Deutsch gelernt?
LOL. I’m just interacting with him via G+ so he won’t know how bad my pronunciation is 🙂 haha, I learnt German back in my university. 🙂