“You know what, I wish I could have studied ‘electromagnetism’ more sincerely…..and also that part on ‘waves’!!!”
“Why even, ‘relativity’ ….and that ‘thermodynamics’ …were over my head all the time!!!”
“Hehe, that guy, what’s his name? I guess ‘Bohr’! We should have shown some interest in his boring ‘atomic model’ maybe…”
“Hmm….could have put little more effort!!!”
…and our conversation trailed off…. both of us having a pretty long list!!! Reflecting upon those memories, we both had a mutual regret that we could have learnt our subjects much better then.
It is not that we did not learn anything at all. There were quite a few in our discussion which brought pleasant memories of learning to the surface too.
“Remember the genetics classes???? Those Mendel’s experiments….and….human reproduction (I guess there’s a universal affinity to this one :))….that first chapter on Newton’s laws in class six…..” Well, Not bad! Not bad!
Invariably we had to continue complaining our teachers and the education system we had had, our school not excluded, of course! Slowly our plates were getting emptied with our consolatory notes ‘Its ok. Anyway now we have a job, bank balance, does it matter if we understood magnetism or not?’
I think, we are never too old to learn the basics again. It shouldn’t be debated as to why it is necessary to learn them all now. When we redo our old concepts again, doesn’t it give us a sense of an inner fulfillment? Imagine those theories buried half way in the deep layers of the mind. By completing the learning and letting them rest in peace, aren’t we cleansing those unseen layers? In fact it is a common dream that I hear people say over many years that in the dream they go back to school, trying to clear the exams, but then they go late or forget the uniform or didn’t prepare for the exam and they woke up panicked. Let’s try to stop those dreams!
Practically we cannot spend 12 more years with those ancient text books. So I make an attempt here to write about practical, everyday science in a simple and fun-filled language, unlike the huge CBSE text books 🙂 For sure, I will have to refer to google, so you can rely on my posts 🙂 This is for mediocre graduates like me, if Harvardians or IITians happen to cross these pages, kindly excuse us, please click on ‘next blog’ 😉
If there should be any topic you would like to learn now, don’t hesitate to bring it to our notice, may be there are 100 more wanting to learn the same stuff!
Hope along with reminiscences of happy school days, there will be happy learning too!