Remember seeing ads on an institution which promote the number of ranks attained by the students of the institution?
Have you seen ads which show the number of jobs and CTC obtained by the students of the college?
Lately, there are also ads which promote an educational institution based on the number of competitions won, number of languages learnt and what not.
But these ads are not singular phenomenon. These ads are due to the want of big and better numbers by the patrons of these institutions. However, these ads and the fad about numbers raise a very important question – Are good numbers enough?
We, always, see the top rankers of the institution but never care about the failures in the class. We choose a school or a college based on number of high ranks achieved or CTC secured, but never think to compare the number of suicides in the class. There is no second thought that these numbers give undue stress to the students. This peer pressure and the fear of failure drive students to extremes.
The students at these institutions never stop to think whether the securing or not securing a rank or a job really worth their life. The society around them also has a gigantic part to play in it. Though our system is adept at weeding out failures but not so good at definition of failure, or for that matter even success. Success has always been a number to compare to, but not a state of mind. While parents pray for a happy life for their kids, they are often lost in the rat race of the numbers. This leaves the kids confused and dazed. Through this article, we want both parents and students, alike, to understand that the numbers are not the only parameter to compare the success and no success is great enough to take stress over.
Happy Reading and have a happy day!