My mother said to me, ‘If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.’ Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso – Pablo Picasso.
Nowadays, many young people can be found working hard at degrees and careers that aren’t within their own fields of interest, but something that has been imposed on them by their parents or society at large. And soon, they become so engrossed by trying to live up to expectations of others that their own passions are buried.
What matters here are a degree and certificate rather than skill, proficiency and skill. Knowledge and creativity cannot be judged by limited hours exams. Einstein says, “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”
The way we are teaching and learning won’t be of much use in near future. Most of us read for good job. But now, many companies are hiring Robots as option. In fact, they are more reliable, fast and shouldn’t be paid monthly once you buy or build them. In future our jobs will be replaced by the robots. Many cafes are hiring them for various jobs.
Problem isn’t in the robots. Problem lies in the way we are teaching and learning. We learn calculations, formulas, theories and mug them during exam for a degree. Those things can be easily remembered by robots.
We should change the way of teaching and learning. We should teach our children the moral values, passion, values which robot can’t learn. We should groom their passion. We should make our children different than Robots.