A person is said to be wise when s/he knows when, where, and how to implement his/her knowledge over any situation.
But what if this knowledge is confined only till books and not beyond that ?
Many times in life you come across people who have in-depth knowledge about a particular subject as deep as an ocean bed yet you begin to doubt over their sanity. And many times it so happens people with a normal background are way more sensible and rational.
In such a case who should be valued more ?
A person with name, fame and well-qualified degrees yet loses his sanity OR A person who is barely known by people, yet is a very sorted and rational person.
I don’t mean here from any way that an educated and a knowledged person shouldn’t be approached at all, Of course, they should be. After all the experience and the learning, they’ll be carrying with them will be very much fruitful for the people around them.
However, recently I have been witnessing certain incidents around around me which have actually put me into deep thoughts.
Knowledge is of No good if someone doesn’t practice them. People today have the knowledge yet when they do not take wise decisions in spite of knowing the later consequences, it’s better they remain less literate. At least to illiterates if you once tell them What’s good and bad for them, they’ll make sure to follow that without giving much of a thought.
For instance, let’s take the present day scenario that has become a trend these days.
Now that nuclear families exist more, members of the family take a harsh step of either leaving their parents in the old age homes or probably to abandon them when they’ll be needing their kids the most. (Not everyone but yes a good number of population DO that.) Their own family becomes the topmost priority and then the rest of the world seems nothing to them.
The term FAMILY has become a bare minimal meaning word now.
And after all this, shouldn’t these educated, knowledgeable people be called Literate Illiterates ?!
If this is what Education and knowledge make a man into i.e. arrogant, selfish, an aloof, self-centered, and a total hypocrite then I believe it is best that s/he remains less illiterate because this is what our deep down INDIAN CULTURE teaches us isn’t it?
To live and gel with people first and then to remain pragmatic even during the toughest time.
And by the end of the day, we should all remember that : a person with good morality is the only one who is remembered for ages.