Sunday, July 10, 2005



Quote: Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
Author: Albert Einstein
Photographer: Dheepak Ra

This snap is from the trip to Shimoga. This school was shot when the toy train stopped at one of the stations. While others had a nice time joking with the "conductor", I explored the village and found this school which is situated between Shimoga and Talagapa.

How many of you agree with this Einstein's quote? I will share my views at the end in the comments.

Let me rephrase the question. Is there value for money (in this case value for time) present? I mean we do get to learn things in the current education setup. But is it worth the time we have spent there? Are there any alternatives?

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- Dheepak Ra


Blogger patina said...

it's a conceptually pleasing statement. formalized education often includes huge quantities of rubbish. historians rewrite history nearly every year. accuracy is often lacking in many of standard teachings. but the ability to sort through it all is the great benefit of schooling. logic is the highest skill a child hones in the educational system. with logic and compassion they take their natural gifts forward to carve out a Life.

7/10/2005 3:41 PM  
Blogger vashok said...

I agree....Education is the art of learning to learn rather than learning itself.

7/10/2005 8:24 PM  
Anonymous lakshmi said...

I feel that education is a life time process and school is the first step towards it...

we keep learning many things from different places, different people throughout life. Irrespective of whether we learn it from a great scholar or from a naive kid... It all depends how well we can grasp the information.

7/10/2005 8:32 PM  
Blogger Vinu said...

I totally agree to the fam scientist. And the pic u chose was apt.

I liked your 'way to hell' and 'dancing alone' pics...rating-too good..

Since interested in photography i ll be ur regular visitor.Now u inspire me to make it my prior hobby..Photography...

Keep it up..

7/10/2005 10:13 PM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Let me rephrase the question. Is there value for money (in this case value for time) present? I mean we do get to learn things in the current education setup. But is it worth the time we have spent there? Are there alternatives?

7/10/2005 10:22 PM  
Blogger ShastriX said...

I am reminded of Mark Twain who said:
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.

7/11/2005 12:23 AM  
Blogger Smyta said...

Education is all about knowing how to unlearn the not necessary and nothing is more necessary than the unnecessary!

Smiles etc.,


7/11/2005 2:59 AM  
Blogger Ghost Particle said...

School is just another form of organized education. Some percentage of the mass population will get the benefits of going to school and eventually follow the system to rise to the top. What Einstein mentioned might only apply to a smaller section of creative, eccentric people. And the 'education' that he mentions is what we learned ourselves, rather than the one at school. Just Maybe.

7/11/2005 4:16 AM  
Blogger Akruti said...

Well,i want to sum up my idea in one line "I learnt more through Exp from Life,from others,from all my failures rather than from the time and money i spent in a fromal education system"
I dont say it is not worth,it sure is,but what makes me sad is the present scenario where what they teach will sure make u rich with bankbalance{ there r exceptions} but dont add up to u r personality.Its like climbing the hierarchy of needs,The first few steps are so satisfactory,all the credit goes to my education,But when it goes beyond that its not my education but my exp helps me acheieve it.
Strangely i am remembering Maslow's need hierarchy theroy of Motivation which says there r 5 kinds of needs and ppl go one after the other.
1) Physiological: hunger, thirst, bodily comforts, etc.;
2) Safety/security: out of danger;
3) Belonginess and Love: affiliate with others, be accepted; and
4) Esteem: to achieve, be competent, gain approval and recognition.
5)self-actualization.{This is what i am saying abt,its not my education but experiences teach me}

7/11/2005 5:48 AM  
Anonymous Uma said...

What a lovely picture, wonderful

7/13/2005 10:28 AM  
Blogger Baejaar said...

Thanks to all of you for sharing your opinions. From my personal experience, education is about providing us with the self confidence to face the world and inculcating moral values & ethics.

7/13/2005 12:04 PM  
Blogger Manjusha said...

I am sure if the concept of education can be confined to the 4 walls of school.

7/15/2005 5:53 AM  
Anonymous Antique Slot Machines said...

It is time to become reasonable. It is time to come in itself.

6/10/2011 6:51 AM  

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