Forever a Student

India
December 19, 2012 10:48am CST
Hi :) Yesterday one of the person in my same project but another team asked me to teach his new team member newbie what i had learnt over the course of time. At first i felt awkward as i am not good at talking face to face so i decided to chat with him on emails. He seemed friendly and quick to respond. It does not matter though. LOL. Then i asked him some details about what he had learnt after joining and all that stuffs...all that on emails..and i showed that email chain to the one who asked me to teach him..haha.. I was thinking lately, do we ever cease to be a Student? I mean, over all these years, in schools, colleges, graduation, and now i am still learning everything new in my office. So i feel i am still a student in a different perspective. What do you have to say on this? And i am against the concept that girl children should not be taught or schooled or not graduated and anything else related to that because some people think they are just meant to handle families at later stage..
6 responses
• Singapore
19 Dec 12
In my personal opinion, I don't think we ever cease to be a student. Before we started schooling, we learnt how to crawl, walk, talk. When we started schooling, we learnt different languages (unless this does not apply to you), mathematics, science, etc. After we enter the workforce, we learn how to work with others, how to apply what we learnt in school to our job etc. (Now it's in present tense because I'm still a student LOL.) If we decide to start a family, we'll learn what it means to be a spouse and a parent. Even as we grow older, we might decide to enrol in some courses to better ourselves. Life is a journey of learning (to me). I'm against the concept of not educating female children too, mainly because I'm a girl and I'm schooling right now... And also because I believe in equal opportunities. Why are girls being denied education just because they were born girls? I don't believe in the whole idea of girls becoming mothers later hence they don't need education either. Nowadays, especially in developed countries, we're seeing females with good education entering the workforce. They can be the breadwinners of the family as much as the males too. I could go on and on about this... In a nutshell, I believe education should be given to both genders. An interesting topic you brought up here! This reminds me of a book I read before, Sing To The Dawn by Minfong Ho in which the main character, Dawan (a girl) is persuaded to give up her scholarship of an education in the City (she lives in a rural area) for her brother Kwai because she's a girl. If you haven't read that before, give it a go?
• India
19 Dec 12
I totally agree with you. You did a good quality comment even being a newbie here i suppose. Thanks.
• Singapore
1 Jan 13
Before I joined MyLot I used to be active on several forums. Replying to discussions in forums was one of my favourite pasttimes. I'm just trying to say that while I may be new to MyLot, I'm certainly not a stranger to forums and I know how having good and clear responses are much appreciated.
• India
5 Jan 13
Feels great to know that. When I joined myLot, it was the first time ever i was into forums and discussions. And earlier i used to join forums just because they used to ask me to register for getting answers related to studies. But mylot is totally different. I get everything i want here at least.. :)
• United States
19 Dec 12
nitinnair, we all will always be students of life. We learn what's right and wrong, what we like or don't like. We learn all kinds of lessons that will take us to the end of our times. One main thing I have learned is to not quit once a big goal is undertaken and that I will reap the benefits when that goal is obtained. Keep learning!!
• India
19 Dec 12
And that one goal makes us complete little goals of our life
• India
21 Dec 12
What are you talking about friend?
• India
8 Jan 13
Hi friend, good to hear about your project work and you have an assistant for it. Sadly now you are not a student, it is really hard to become student for our life long.
• India
9 Jan 13
I do not have an assistant. I am still a junior.
@lady1993 (17751)
• Philippines
27 Dec 12
I think we are forever a student, especially people who are taking up courses similar to mine, computer science.. since there are always changes in technology and computer industry so we have to learn them too and maybe even make new technology/software ourselves.
• India
28 Dec 12
Yeah..I mean as a software developer in big companies, all we do is understand what others have written over the course of time and then find the bugs and fix them and stuffs like that.. But, as you said, we really need to learn new things and bring up something innovative from our end as well. Very well said. Thanks.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
20 Dec 12
Well, I do agree with your point. We never cease to learn and so literally, despite graduating in any course, we are still a student in this school we call life. It is a never ending process. I also think, that everyone deserves to learn and be educated, regardless of gender, culture and race.
• India
21 Dec 12
But still in rural areas such practices are followed. And that's why i wanted to highlight that point.
@eagletrek2 (5186)
• Kingston, New York
20 Dec 12
Hi this is how I see it.we are all ways a students of life. Which make life fun Even when were Done with work And school. We never know what life Can bring then we can teach what We Learn to our kid's if we have any And more. For me I enjoy learning new things And I all so enjoy teaching what I know. OK have good day.
• India
21 Dec 12
That's true. We should always impart our knowledge to others.