THE WORLD IS MINE

​Beautiful Poem.. 
 ​THE WORLD IS MINE​

(Author Unknown) 

 


      Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman

      and wished I were as beautiful.

      When suddenly she rose to leave,

      I saw her hobble down the aisle.

      She had one leg and used a crutch.

      But as she passed, she passed a smile.

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I have two legs; the world is mine.

 
      I stopped to buy some candy.

      The lad who sold it had such charm.

      I talked with him, he seemed so glad.

      If I were late, it’d do no harm.

      And as I left, he said to me,

      “I thank you, you’ve been so kind.

      It’s nice to talk with folks like you.

      You see,” he said, “I’m blind.”

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I have two eyes; the world is mine.

 
      Later while walking down the street,

      I saw a child I knew.

      He stood and watched the others play,

      but he did not know what to do.

      I stopped a moment and then I said,

      “Why don’t you join them dear?”

      He looked ahead without a word.

      I forgot, he couldn’t hear.

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I have two ears; the world is mine.

 
      With feet to take me where I’d go, 

      With eyes to see the sunset’s glow, 

      With ears to hear what I’d know, 

      Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

      I’ve been blessed indeed, the world is mine.

 
​If this poem makes you feel thankful, just share it to your friends. After all, it’s just a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for! Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty!​

 

 I have been truly blessed with some very beautiful people in my life. And this comes as a token of thanks!:)

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How Much Competition Is Considered Healthy In Our Educational Setting?

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While competition plays a vital role in the lives of students to pursue excellence, ‘unnecessary’ competition could be very dangerous in the educational environment since it leads to fear, anxiety and disappointments among students.When this occurs,students often worry that they would not measure up, disappoint or not live to the expectations of their teachers,family or peers.
  Many argue that competition in the educational setting motivates students to do better,push them beyond their personal limits thus enabling them reach a new accomplishment.But psychologically,competitions in our classrooms these days can not achieve the above because of the  unhealthy mode it is exhibited by students. Students suffer from low self-esteem as a result.It distracts talented students from learning ;to an extent that they become so much focused on performing better than their peers and surpassing previous records. Students in this era often lose sight of the fact that not everyone wins or receives a trophy and it’s difficult to put up your best under constant pressure from family,friends,teachers and one’s self.

      Students who find themselves routinely winning become full of themselves. They see no need to put in much effort since they’ll always win at the end of the day. This results in development of performance goals instead of mastery goals: the student’s desire would only be to succeed in order to probably outperform peers, prove that one is intellectually good or even promote family’s image.

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   Students who become preoccupied with winning end up losing despite putting in their best.They begin to see the world as an  unfair place and may likely give up when faced with academic challenges.They begin telling themselves, why put in much effort when you’ll lose anyway? This often makes them see school as a threatening place to be.

   Parents,teachers and friends are mostly the root of ‘unnecessary’ competitions in schools. Most especially, parents and teachers compare their ward’s academic performance, character and approach to specific situations to others which makes them lose sight of their personal abilities and uniqueness. With a constant urge to be ‘on top’, students create unnecessary tension and enmity amongst themselves thereby neglecting their true purpose and roles they would have to play in one another’s lives  to attain fulfilment and success.

   The IQ of students which varies from person to person, has remained a non factor consideration in our educational system. Education should hence be seen as an avenue to learn and develop not as an avenue to be constantly on top of your game.

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