A lost childhood

The un-quenching desire to do well, to excel in academics, and to emerge a winner in the rat race of ‘too many (students) chasing too few (good universities)’ has somewhere left childhood behind.

By (Deepali Chaturvedi, Abu Dhabi)

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Published: Tue 30 Sep 2014, 9:26 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 4:21 AM

The ever-increasing pressure of schools coupled with parent’s desire to have nothing but the best – in terms of universities – kills the ‘child’ instinct in a student. Gone are the days when kids used to play for hours with friends, spent time with relatives, and pursued hobbies. Today, all this is considered a waste of time lest a child slips two per cent academically. It’s a pity. One should aim high but not at the cost of the days gone by. Childhood will never come back. So cherish it while you have it.

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