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Failure is not opposite to success; it’s a part of success

 

One can’t be triumphant all the time. The bitter taste of success is much bitterer than the sweet taste of victory can ever be. This can be a certain reason why failure scares people much more than victory inspire them. No one ever desires to fail. Everyone yearns for success. Even so, the irony is that success and failure are not always guaranteed by our efforts or our aspiration. Sometimes, even when people give their best shot, they lapse at what they do, and this is what pushes them into tasting the dreaded.

How to dole out with failure? There are much kind of people in this world- optimists, pessimists, impatient, determined and dedicated, stubborn and obstinate. The way a person deals with his/her failure depends substantially on the kind of person they are. For instance, an optimist will see something good in his failure and make it to be his stepping stone to success.

On the contrary, a pessimist will essentially become more wary and stop taking risks all together. An impatient man will cry and whine for a while and then either, simply give up or get back on his feet soon again and give the whole thing another try. Likewise, a stubborn and obstinate man will deny the mistake that he made and perhaps, blame someone else for his own failure.

Though every person’s interpretation of management of failure remains different, there are certain things that a person can do to manage failure or deal with it in a much better way. The first thing to do when one fails is to look back in retrospect and analyse the point where one went wrong. This is important to ensure that the mistake that the person made in the past, stays in the past and does not get repeated ever in the present or the future.

Once a person knows where they went wrong, it is also important to embrace the mistake that they made. Until and unless, a person accepts that they made mistakes, they can never find any room for correction or betterment.

The life of  great men like Thomas Edison tells us that our ability to manage the failure depends very largely on the way we choose to look at things and the perspective that we create. The truth is that the failure as well as the success is more in the mind than they are. To be able to manage failure or for that matter, even success, what a person needs to manage first is his own mind. We should always remember that “Process is more important than result.”

WE SHOULD NEVER LET SUCCESS GET TO OUR HEAD OR FAILURE GET TO OUR HEART.

Prateeksha Jha

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Teaching Kids to be smart about social media

The growing number of online networks like WhatsApp, Facebook, Snapchat, Tik Tok, Instagram, and YouTube have trapped pretty much all of us. No-one can deny the impact of social media on society and teenagers. All such apps have users from every age group counting from kids to elders, and why not? The charm is magnetic. Therefore, we need to be teaching kids to be smart about social media.

The growth of the internet and social networks in the past two decades had gone tremendously fast that none of us realized when we became an addict to them. And when we especially talk about kids/ teenagers, about 70% of them have used some or the other form of online networks and are very much active on their respective profiles.

Many teenagers visit their profiles daily and spend hours surfing, chatting, or just scrolling up and down. The compulsion has raised to the extent that there seems no chance of it ever coming down again. Also, the current time is an internet era that makes it impossible to even think of ever cutting down the use of any such networks.

Like every other aspect of life, social media also has its fair share of advantages and disadvantages and as parents, it is our responsibility to teach our kids how to use social media responsibly and to understand the impact of social media on society generally.

Advantages of social media for kids and teenagers

  • Today’s teenagers and youth have become productive social media users like never before. This vast social network platform has provided them with a medium to express their creativity, ideas, and talents with a broader audience.
  • Social media have brought people closer, and even kids who were once introverts have now explored and opened up only by being on such platforms.
  • Keeping the current scenario in mind, social media has been a savior for studies to the kids worldwide. Digital education, video classes, worksheet sharing, a demand of today’s world, is only possible due to the presence of multiple social networks.
  • Social networks are mapped as a crucial platform in keeping kids updated about the current events and news going around the world.
  • It’s been observed that social platforms have encouraged kids to know and participate in public events and fundraising campaigns that contribute to the growth of both individuals and society

Disadvantages of social media for kids and teenagers

  • The most worrisome downside of social networking platforms is “Addiction.” Continually being a “Surfing worm” and checking newsfeed is a highly grown addiction to teenagers especially.
  • Addiction has led to many more disadvantages like adverse effects on mental health, mood swings, anxiety, unproductive routine, downfall in studies, obesity, and lethargy. It also fuels a negative attitude and outlook.
  • Social time has profoundly impacted family and outdoor time of kids as well.
  • The pressure of being constant and best on their profiles by posting endless selfies and life updates. Their mood is being affected by likes and comments on their post or picture. Many kids end up living an Instagram perfect life and get destructive if someone points out their flaws or drawbacks.
  • Kids and teenagers, these days tend to share all their personal information on their social media accounts or even with their digital world friends whom they rarely know about in real life. This is seriously invading their privacy, which can bring the worst consequences sometimes.
  • Abusive or sexual posts bring them close to aspects of life earlier than they should. Not only this, but about 60% of Facebook and Instagram posts provoke and agitate them negatively or violently about sex.
  • Cyberbullying or online harassment is another very crucial disadvantage of social networking sites. Either your kid is a victim of it or an attacker.

How can parents teach their kids to be smart about social media?

The pros and cons of the internet and social networking sites are relatively different for children of every age group. Though the addiction is constant, the impact can be distinguished depending upon your child’s age and hold over such networks. As parents, we need to be teaching kids to be smart about social media and the impact of social media on society.

For Kids

The social media and networking addiction have not even spared kids of age as below as 4 or 5 years. They tend to catch what their parents and other elders at home do, and most of it points towards the use of the screen. If not with their ID, they are more likely to use their parent’s Facebook and Instagram IDs to be active online or play online games. We as parents too unwantedly bring them near mobile phones, tablets, or I-pads which later becomes an addiction. Make them follow the rules like:

  • Ask dad and mum first.
  • Maximum 30 minutes of the screen uses up to 9 years of age.
  • Prioritise like Studies -> Rest -> outdoor sports -> Family time -> and then Screen time.

As a parent, the most crucial step to teach kids about social media is bringing down your addiction first. Make sure you log out all your social networking profiles every time to leave your phone. At times when a mobile phone is an integral part of our life, it is difficult to keep it away from kids. Do not give them too much information or neither make things forbidden for them. They must learn about things somewhat from home than from any wrong sources outside.

For Teenagers

The worst and negative impact of social media on Kids is primarily centered on teenagers. Teens being the most curious and less exposed ones tends to get negatively trapped into its usage. These days, parents are forward and modern and openly discuss a lot of life aspects with their teens. Here for making them smart about social media, the key is opening and debating with them.

Talk with your teens about every social media platform, its cause, and its consequences. Try to indulge with them during their phone times, not with the motive to surveillance them but in a way that they comfortable talk and show you their online activities. Teens today are brilliant and forward, hence ask them to teach you about the various platforms they use. Do not belittle their interest and become more open and accepting. If you try to control them, they will use social media secretly or in isolation, hence develop such a comforting atmosphere at home that your teens learn the crucial aspects from you first before they dive down into their profiles.

Teach your kids the Do’s and Don’ts for social media and the impact of social media on society

DO’s

  • Do add your Parents on your Social Media accounts.
  • Only share decent pictures online.
  • Be respectful of everyone’s privacy and differences.
  • Be considerate upon the choice of your words.
  • Unfriend/ Unfollow or block the ones who make you uncomfortable.
  • Be polite towards everyone, even those who don’t agree with your views.
  • Report any abusive content
  • Do respect everyone’s religious or political beliefs.

Don’ts

  • Don’t share your personal information like address or other details.
  • Don’t share your location, traveling details, or any such information.
  • Don’t post pictures any personal or revealing pictures on social media.
  • Don’t spread rumors or false information.
  • Don’t spread private information about someone else at any cost.
  • Keep your political and religious views on social media in a respectful manner.

Swati Taneja (TGT, English)
PIET Sanskriti Senior Secondary School
NFL Township, Panipat

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Mental Health: keeping your Emotional Health

 

“You don’t have to control your thoughts
You just have to stop letting them control you” – Dan Millman

Emotional health is an important part of overall health. People who are emotionally healthy are able to manage their thoughts, feelings and emotions through the ups and downs of life. They can keep problems in perspective and bounce back from setbacks.

“I can’t change the direction of the wind but
I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination” – Jimmy Dean

Being emotionally healthy doesn’t mean you are happy all the time. It means you aware of your emotions and have strategies to deal with both everyday situations and traumatic experiences. Having the skills to maintain good emotional health is key if you want to succeed and thrive in your professional and personal lives. For example, yes we have all seen over the past 24 months, the world of work is less predictable than ever before and it’s never been more important to be able to regulate are emotions and be incontrol of of how we respond to challenging situations.

Emotional health is one big contributor to overall mental health.

“ Mental health encompasses our emotional, psychological and social well being”

Mental health is not just the absence of mental illness. The world Health organisation defines good mental health as “a state of being where every individual realises their own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life and can work productively”

One distinction between emotional and mental health is that-someone can be  in a good place with their emotional health but still still struggle with their mental health or experience mental health problems. Here are some traits to maintain your emotional health

  • Stay honest.
  • Stay connected
  • Stay peaceful
  • Stay hopeful
  • Stay grateful
  • Saty determined

“Never be ashmed of what you feel, you have the right to feel any emotion that you want , and to do what makes you happy “

In nutshell, it can be scary to open up about your mental and emotional health. However the reality is that every single person deals with it. We all have good days and bad days, and we all benefits from making our mental fitness a priority. Managing our emotions is part of being human. Learning to manage your thoughts, feelings and emotions in the face of stress is a skill that pays dividends-both in your relationship with others and your relationship with yourself.

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Just a Teacher…

 

I heard you say other day,

“Oh, you’re just a teacher anyway.

You laugh and play your day away.

You’re free at 3, have your summers off.”

You snickered softly and even scoffed.

I’m sad to say, that you just don’t see,

What being a teacher means to me.

Sure, I laugh and play my day away…

Because learning is fun and that’s just my way.

If I were free at 3 and had my summers off,

I’d snicker softly and even scoff…

But you see Good Sir, Ma’am, Madam or Miss,

Being just a teacher is much more than this.

I just teach your child to read and write,

To just explore and question,

To just think and be bright.

I just dry their tears when they’re having a bad day,

I’m just there for them in each and every way.

Your most precious asset just deserves a lot,

And being just a teacher, I am not.

I dare you to just take a closer look.

For being just a teacher doesn’t come in a book.

It comes from the heart and it’s a passion you see,

So, being JUST a teacher is fine by me!

-Swati Taneja Kapoor (PIET NFL, Panipat)

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Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind

 

The existence of God or Deities is a subject of debate in the philosophy of religion and popular culture. In philosophical terms, the question of existence of God or deities involves the disciplines of epistemology and ontology. We realize that many people, both believers and nonbelievers, doubt of God’s existence can be demonstrated or even argued about. One may in fact have a fairly settled view that it cannot be argued about. But no one can reasonably doubt that attention to these arguments has its place in any book. For many very have believed that such arguments are possible, and that some of them actually work.

Science and religion are both aspects of human life. Apparently, science and religion move on divergent lines. Science concerns the real world where as religion concerns both real and supernatural world. According to a scientist, religion is a heap of superstitions practice and ritual follies. A theologian believes in their finality. But behind this apparent diversity, there is a unity between science and religion. Both are manifestation of human organism. Both the aspects feel a great charm in deploying the secrets of nature.

Science is increasingly answering questions that used to be province of religion. Religion was an early attempt to answer the questions. Nowadays, science provides better and more consistent answers, but people will always cling to religion rather than understanding or trusting science. Earlier a philosopher named Aristarchus was fascinated by eclipses of Moon. He questioned whether they really were caused by god. Being a true scientific pioneer, he studied the heavens carefully and reached a bold conclusion: he realized the eclipse was actually the shadow of Earth passing over the Moon and not any divine event.

Discovery of these “laws of nature” has been humankind’s greatest achievement. If, the laws of nature are fixed, then: “What is the role of God?” This is a big part of the contradiction between science and religion. One could define GOD as embodiment of laws of nature. However, this is not what most of the people would think of as God. They mean a human like being, with whom one can have personal relationship.

Religion is a way of consolation; a spiritual enlightenment. As the saying goes: “Life will lose its charm when faith is replaced by cold scientific reason.” Science can certainly satisfy the material needs of a man. If science can satisfy mind; the heart will be consoled by religion. So, as long as mind and heart are there, science and religion will certainly justify their existence.

– Prateeksha Jha

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Evolving Phases of Education

 

Education – The source that helps shape up the personality of an individual is also the means that let you have the confidence to earn your living and lead a quality life. Education has evolved over the years with each passing phase of technology, it has lead to an advancement in this very field too.

According to Swami Vivekanand  : “Education is the manifestation of the perfection already in the men.”

Indian Education system has evolved over  passing through four stages the first being the one when gurukuls existed.

Education 1.0 is the  education used to be imparted in Gurukuls earlier where Guru,  the reverend,  will impart the basic knowledge about Vedas and other relevant scriptures in a verbal manner. All the varnas got education as per the level of their duties and jobs. Thus people gained skills as per the requirement of their jobs that they were supposed to perform. And thus the education system which was majorly teacher centered evolved and prevailed during the first phase.

The next phase of education began with the printing press in India. As the Britishers inhabited this Golden land of ours. they also introduced the system of textbooks and made English the medium of communication through various acts and charters launched at that very time. But still during this phase the system did not lay emphasis on learner centered environment or approach. Rote Learning only was the main strategy that students indulged in rather than experiencing the things in a practical manner and executing and adapting the same in the education system.

But  the boom of technology in 90s gave way to computers and Internet which transformed the way we looked at or perceive this very system of education.

Internet brought a revolution in education technology and with its onset the never taught ways of teaching were discovered and the teachers merely took the roles of the facilitators. Thus teaching and learning became more student oriented and learner – centric.

Still the need was felt years after for a major switch in the system of education and thus with the pandemic hitting the world, the world experienced and opened the doors to online platforms of education which revolutionized the entire concept of acquiring knowledge . Blended techniques and flipped based classrooms totally flipped the system to impart education and also the launch of new Education Policy is further supposed to bring no of transitions in the system which will definitely pave way to the education era 4.0 in entirety where students will be more future ready and skilled.

Thus aligning the education system with the emerging fourth industrial revolution. A scale up way of learning, exploration, research, experiential learning, etc will add to this dimension and will be an indispensable source to be tapped to make the students skilled and future ready in the times to come.

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Student life is golden life

 

STUDENT LIFE IS JUST LIKE A CONVEX LENS, IF HARD WORK, PLANNING, POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND DEDICATION COMES PARALLELLY JUST LIKE LIGHT RAYS THEN IT CONVERGES TO MEET FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE.

The most beautiful stage of a person’s life is “STUDENT LIFE”. This is the stage when one gets to live his/her life to the fullest without caring about the cruel world. A child’s mind is like a lump of clay which is best moulded during the school life. School life can be tiring but it sets foundation for the whole life. The student’s life prepares one with responsibilities for the world outside.

Peer relationship is a thing which one cherishes till his/her last breath. Elders can still be seen getting emotional by the fact how harmonious they used to be back then. Student life is indeed a life of DISCIPLINE but no one can deny the fact that the time when one was most undisciplined was when he/she was a student. No matter how cold a person is; he/she has always got those untold notorious stories of student life and that story would always start with “FRIENDS”.

Friend is a term which is golden in itself. Our all the secrets, which even our family has no idea about, are safe with our friends. No matter how much trouble one makes: it doesn’t count as a tension as long as one has their friends’ support. The friends we make during this period of time are real and trustworthy.

In this time period one, doesn’t need to care about making a living but to make oneself capable of surviving the cruelty ahead. We always complain of our parents being over possessive and want to be independent but this is the thing which one craves for when one becomes actually independent because as the saying goes: “One realizes the importance of something only when they are gone”. One always has the assurance that no matter what happens, their parents got their back and hence continue living with a free mind. No matter even if you travel the whole world; those short family trips are still irreplaceable.

To be concise, STUDENT LIFE is a stage where you live the life not survive it. It is not just said, but it actually is, the happiest phase of one’s life. The memories created during this time are cherished forever and ever.

-Prateeksha Jha

Grade- X-B, PIET SANSKRITI SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL NFL TOWNSHIP PANIPAT

https://snappyunambiguous.blogspot.com/

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स्वरचित कविता

 

मेरा विद्यालय

हम बच्चे इस विद्यालय के इसकी शान बढ़ाएंगे, अपने गुरुजनों का सपना हम पूरा कर दिखलाएंगे। इस
उपवन की डाल-डाल पर नए रंग बिखरआएंगे, हम बच्चे इस विद्यालय के इसकी शान बढ़ाएंगे।
इस विद्यालय ने हमको दिए कई अवसर आगे बढ़ने के,
लेकर आए ओलंपियाड, स्कॉलरशिप और हॉबी क्लासेस एक बस्ते में,
जब-जब इस बस्ते में हाथ डालकर हमने कुछ निकाला है,
हर वस्तु ने हम को गौरवान्वित कर डाला है ।
नई उर्जा, नहीं विद्या का हमको दिया ज्ञान है,
इस विद्यालय ने हमको समझाया हमारा हर काम है ।
हम बच्चे इस विद्यालय के इसकी शान बढ़ाएंगे।
किताबों का भंडार यहां है ,
बड़े-बड़े मैदान यहां है,
चाहे खेलो बास्केटबॉल या वॉलीबॉल ,
हर खेल के संबंध का ज्ञान यहां है,
जीवन में आगे बढ़ने के हर साधन यहां है,
अपनी किस्मत खुद लिखने का आत्मविश्वास यहां है ,
गर्व है मुझे कि मैं इस विद्यालय का एक अंश हूं, इस विद्यालय की प्रतिष्ठा का मान बढॎऊंगा मैं,
अपने गुरुजनों का हर सपना पूरा कर दिखाऊंगा

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