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“I want to be a good person.”
“I want to help the poor and needy.”
“I want to make a difference in the world.”
What is common to these phrases is “I’’ and “want” and the only needy person could be oneself.
Very often our deep yearning to help others or be a “good” human being stems from our ego’s desire to be recognised and rewarded. Like a hungry baby, the human ego demands attention. One way it does so is by making us want to be useful. This utilitarian nature leads to praise from others or a sense of self-enhancement and prompts us to do further good deeds. The cycle continues.
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March. The third month of the year, my birthday month, and the month to commemorate my most treasured activity – reading! 1 March saw us observing World Book Day.
World Book Day is one of my favourite days. Not only is it a day to celebrate what I love but it is also a day I reminisce a wonderful childhood spent curled up with a book in hand. While there are adults who discover reading in later years, after stumbling upon a genre they enjoy, the majority of bookworms have been reading since they were very young. A love for reading most often begins early. Just like a lot of other matters in childhood, reading must be encouraged gently and lovingly. I know this is easier said than done, especially with struggling readers.
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It’s clearly been a long time since my last post. Moving to a new country last year kept me busy beyond belief. Bangalore had cocooned me in familiarity and comfort. The initial excitement of Dubai quickly wore off and I found myself neck deep in setting up a new house and settling into a new school job. It was a clear shift in the pace of life I was used it.
However, being in the field of helping children with learning difficulties gives me the greatest motivation and pleasure in life. So, after a year of trial and error, I’ve finally eased into a contended routine. It also helps to have two months off for the summer!
I’m happy to present to you the new look and name of the website. Despite not actively working on this space, the website has constantly been on my mind and I hope to continue keeping The Learning Chapter alive.
My obsession with famous quotes is never ending and I’d like to end with Steve Jobs’ words. They perfectly sum up my state of mind the past year or so.
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”