The daily life can be busy, hectic and at times, overwhelming. It may seldom feel like bringing just a little more inner/mental peace and calmness into your life is a hopeless wish.
According to reports submitted by WHO, nearly 8,00,000 people commit suicide every year, which means one person every 40 seconds!
It is disheartening to note that students hold a substantial portion in this figure. Our parents and elders have always told us one thing that education is a ladder to success.
STUDY HARD, STUDY MORE, TRY TO GET MORE NEXT TIME, TRY TO BE THE BEST, BE A MERIT HOLDER, LEARN SOMETHING FROM THAT CHILD…and there is no end to this list of suggestions from our well-wishers who have been saying this to us throughout our childhood.
However, in the process of moulding a child to become excellent and competitive, why do parents forget to develop their child on the emotional ground?
There is no doubt in the fact that competition is increasing exponentially day by day and it is difficult to afford a simple life with basic needs. To prepare and secure the basic needs of their children, most of the parents bring up their children in an atmosphere which only increases the mental pressure and frustration in them. The worst part is the COMPARISON.
Imagine a child who is already under pressure of his performance and then being compared to others who are doing better and excellent on their part. This thing makes his mental condition, even more, worse, which leads to anxiety, depression, panic and sometimes suicide.
Who should be blamed?
Our education system needs improvement, but more than that, the upbringing of a child need to be changed. What is the most precious and priceless thing nowadays? Ask this question to anyone for that matter, and the answer would be “PEACE OF MIND.”
Mental health is as important as physical health. Mental health plays a vital role in influencing and driving our physical health. Success and failures are part of life. Once Dr APJ Abdul Kalam said “Don’t read success stories, you will only get a message. Read failure stories, you will get some ideas to get success.”
Failure is one of the best teachers in life. When ISRO lost communication with Chandrayaan-2, it was an anxious moment for the entire nation, but that moment gave a hope of success to rise again. It was a rollercoaster experience for all, which will help to rectify the mistakes in the next mission.
Failure is not the end of everything; Failure is not the end of life. It is the beginning of a new ride.
We need to understand that every individual is different and unique. Not every child is good in studies; some are good at sports, some are good at music. Imagine what would have happened if Virat Kohli had to sing and Salman Khan had to play cricket!
Parents need to understand and encourage the unique quality of their child. Earning million from that quality is not guaranteed, but peace of mind and decent financial resources to live a comfortable life is.
Try to bring out the best of them, not the best from them.