Can Education Guarantee Wisdom?
Recently on 30th July 2015, two major events happened in India which has moved the entire population. Honorable and most revered personality Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam left for his heavenly abode and CA Yakub Memon was hanged for being guilty for 1993 Mumbai Blasts. I myself being a CA, question surfaced in my mind, “Can education guarantee wisdom?” Though my answer is plain NO, however I invite opinion of others.
In my opinion, wisdom is an ability to differentiate between what is right and what is wrong and acting accordingly. What we become is purely the result of our day to day decisions about our life. My mother cannot write her own name and father who ran an educational institute, once upon a time. But still I have always found that wisdom of my mother is superior i.e. she can differentiate between the right and wrong in more appropriate manner. Now-a-days, education has become a mere collection of information and formal degrees. Definitely it teaches us about the right and wrong but due to our selfish motives, we suppress that knowledge and act unwisely. It does not mean that educated people cannot be wise. Chances are better those educations can help a person become wiser but education does not guarantee that a person will act wisely.
Our conscious plays a major role in giving us signals for wise decisions but our greed and fear instigate us to act otherwise. Strong determination is needed to act according to our conscious. Wisdom do not guarantee that you will get wealth, fame and power in life but it certainly guarantee happiness and bliss in life.
5 Tips to act wisely:
1. Always be alert before action and listen voice of your conscious.
2. Continuously expand your wisdom by reading, writing, listening and thinking.
3. Develop strong will power and determination to resist negativity.
4. Keep happiness as main goal over money, fame and power.
5. To act once, listen twice and think four times.