Wednesday, January 6, 2010
The danger of reading history!!!!
Yes!!!, I am back to blogging , Like any other human , I too got bored of these philosophical stuffs. So whenever I planned to write some thing I felt it was substandard to be written here. However I felt today if i don't rekindle my passion for blogging I will lose my interest completely. So when I was thinking what to write,nothing sprang out of my mind as it usually does. I found it disgusting. I started thinking, why is this happening?? Has my 2 terms of IIM education(what people call a prestige) destroyed my creativity? Yes could be!!!, I have been much into philosophy for the past two terms, reading and discussing a lot of stuffs, but why am I blank?,no thoughts !!!,nothing!!!. So does education destroy creativity?? , and when i started thinking more deeply , why do people get educated? the answer that sprang up in my mind was 1. Money,Power&Prestige 2. Passion and building one's intellect. So how do people educate? Reading books and listening to lectures - In a nutshell by reading history of different subjects. Yes !!! we read history of different subjects to contribute to its history. But is the history true? No!!!,not certain, is there a particle called electron? could be or could not be, its just the interpretation of JJ Thompson, he was influenced by the history of Physics (people before him like J .Dalton) that made him discover electron and gain acceptance. The same applies to every field. Each of the greatly revered inventions are still hanging upon thousands of assumptions which has been loosely propagated by the hegemonic classes. So now why education? Yes Education is to learn the rules of these hegemonic classes, so say after learning the rules that these hegemonic classes have created a person X could add his own point to the history of the subject created by hegemonic classes and that person X would receive the Nobel/Abel/Fields medal created by these Hegemonic classes. Can Science progress like this??? No never. This is how our entire education system functions, In the name of fundamentals right from the school all human are conditioned to certain thoughts as per the societal demands. This creates a constraint in their thinking. Kids are given no marks if they write something other than that taught to them. People tend to forget there is no right or wrong , there are only interpretations!!!. So what now? what should be done? Thinking.......( lol,thats my next Business plan) . So coming back what has my IIM education taught me? yes it has taught me that this sort of thinking I have done now is called as post modernism!!!!