Quote 2 Jul

“The biologist and intellectual E. O. Wilson was once asked what represented the most hindrance to the development of children; his answer was the soccer mom. He did not use the notion of the Procrustean bed, but he outlined it perfectly. His argument is that they repress children’s natural biophilia, their love of living things. But the problem is more general; soccer moms try to eliminate the trial and error, the antifragility, from children’s lives, move them away from the ecological and transform them into nerds working on preexisting (soccer-mom-compatible) maps of reality. Good students, but nerds–that is, they are like computers except slower. Further, they are now totally untrained to handle ambiguity. As a child of civil war, I disbelieve in structured learning . . . . Provided we have the right type of rigor, we need randomness, mess, adventures, uncertainty, self-discovery, near-traumatic episodes, all those things that make life worth living, compared to the structured, fake, and ineffective life of an empty-suit CEO with a preset schedule and an alarm clock.”

―  Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Antifragile : Things that gain from Disorder 
Think about this dear friends…
The writer has a point about not micro – managing children’s lives and the need of randomness and self discovery..
To be honest since have  lived most in randomness and uncertainty, have come to love the good student and the good child, love them, nerds are good..
Actually we need both the good conscientious student and also the essential risk taking ability to grow.
That would be ideal.. spiritually feel every one has their own karma and sanskars ( traits)
I think mothers do the greatest job possible in this world, working mothers even more so, what they do is huge and they do it unassumingly…
I have a great respect for all mothers, they shape human lives..
As for me some stage want to study and my mother should get well and live a happy healthy life.
I dedicate this to all mothers and education is the best investment in a human being.  But to be a Steve Jobs or Bill Gates or Mark  Zuckerberg, Nassim Nicholas Taleb is right 🙂
Good night dear friends! Hope you have a lovely day!
Love, Suresh

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