Strat. In warmly welcomes another guest strater writing to us at our write-a-post section – Aditya M S K currently working as a Sr. Developer in Microsoft India. An active blogger, he blogs here and comes up with an offbeat yet interesting post about WHY are kids becoming smarter by the day.
From Innocence to Adolescence – This was not new when I wondered seeing a few kids and saying “Man, this kid is really smart.” She knows about stuff what I don’t even no till my college. I am not kidding,but am honest and truthful. My observation started when a 4th standard guy asked me whether I have a orkut account or not ? when I said yes and then he took my Id and sent me a request the very next day.
Kids have been surprising with their understanding of situations, the composed demeanour they present in their stature and the way they react when parents turn stiff on them. Kids now-a-days ask, “What is the problem, you are upset with me?” Than actually going to a corner and crying when mom or dad shouts. I have seen kids saying, mom I understood what you meant I will not repeat it. well if I look at these kind of conversations I rarely remember any talks I did in that fashion when I was at that age. One has to agree to the statement that most of the kids are sharp yet innocent. They are in the process of exploring the world. In that process they do come across many hiccups and flower rides. They build their own perspective out of them and that is how they grow up, I think so did we J.
I normally don’t watch any serials on any TV but one thing got my attention last week was Utaran on colors. It basically talks about two kids, one who is a royal kid(Tapasya) and the other is their maid’s kid(Iccha). Tapasya’s parents really don’t show any difference between these two girls and treat them equally. They both go to the same school, have a common friend circle. However the crux of the story is Tapasya is jealous of Iccha and does all nonsense with her like leaving her alone in the zoo when they went for excusrion, unnecessarily insulting her in public etc. well Tapasya’s parents come to know about this and they send her to hostel. There she will have tough time with her attitude and soon realizes what’s wrong with her. Even before this, she feels that she is wrong, but an aunt in his house supports her crazy activities against Iccha. Well let me not talk too much about the story but one thing I really likes is the way it is portrayed. It clearly depicted the influence kids will have on them because of parent, family and friends. These influences are the ones which really make their character. One thing we should know that is, these influences when build, they get built very strongly, it is really hard to change them, so parents need to take extreme care when it comes to this.
I was also recollecting Tare Zameen Par when I was watching this serial, and yet there was similar thought running in my mind about the innocence of kids, which gives way to thought process development and reasoning. In this journey they carry lot of experiences which are a mix of love, fear, anxiety, jealous, piousness etc. what will make one a real good citizen is a proper filtering of these emotions and convincing kids in situations where are they are dogmatic.
Of course, the kids and their tendancies do really matter, as they will be the next generation and it is everyone’s duty in a way to observe their concerned little buds and guide them well in the journey, from Innocence to Adolescence.
The regular straters (Readers of strat.in) may find this as something different from what they are used to read here, but then, our judgement was that this topic is as important as the topics normally discussed on this website. Tell us what you thought of this post in the comments section – eagerly looking forward to read those.