The power of reasoning

The way to equip the young for life is to reason with them. Inherent in our oral tradition of imparting knowledge, there is the need for adults to mentor the 'shishya' with care. The youth must be led with compassion and empathy.

Traditional learning and the way knowledge transient to us over centuries, was devoid of any electronic, print or any written form. The 'guru' and the teacher practiced first and preached post, to set example and lead the young with real life example. The young of today need to connect with the adults, and the education system that is devoid of this basic understanding will not be ideal. Today when we eulogize the leaders in Gandhi, Mandela, Swami Vivekananda, Buddha, and those in our scriptures, it is more firmly established that when we reason we will succeed. The modern democratic thinking is also akin to this way to leading.

We have to be convincing and more be practical to win and lead the youth. Our M S Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, the Actors, Social activist win over and lead as the youth want them as role models. The message they give is often more powerful than what we can provide by our bookish knowledge. It is very important for us to give the young people the space and trust to lead us. When they see reason they lead and this is the key to helping young equip for life.

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