Wednesday, March 22, 2017

How do I lift thee from the mundane: Musings of a Dean

How Do I Lift Thee From the Mundane

What a fleeting time is youth!
  • that beckons the future
  • that walks in beauty
  • that gallops with force
  • that exudes energy in every motion
  • that dances with the daffodils
  • that climbs every mountain
  • that explores every valley
  • that aspires for the stars


Ah, the Youth,
  • whose purpose is visible in volcanic flows
  • whose enthusiasm bubbles in laughter
  • whose teasing whispers in the giggles
  • whose creative spirit breaks the shackles
  • whose ideas gush out to question the obvious
  • whose chains challenge the confines of prisions
The Youth,
  • that dares the naysayers with its impertinence
  • that challenges the conventions with provocative tango
  • that tests the limits of rules
  • that searches for the identity
  • that tries to find its uniqueness
How do I lift thee from the mundane and ordinary
How do I open the window to the wonderful world of knowledge
  • a world of wonder
  • a world of joy
  • a world of excitement
  • a world of exhilaration
  • a world of adventure
  • a world of beauty
  • a world of appreciation
  • a world of thrills
  • a world of mystery 
How do I make thee aware of the world,
a world that awaits with open arms: 
  • in the  depths of unknown
  • in the infinity of universe
  • in the vastness of galaxies
  • in the serenity of mountain lakes
  • in the gentleness of mellifluous rivers
  • in the refreshing breeze of the morning
  • in the scorching heat of deserts
  • in the loneliness of the daunting peaks
How do I convince thee to adopt "pursuit of excellence" as habit
How do I make thee aware of the wonders of challinging your limits
How do I tell thee about the freedom tha awaits outside your comfort zone
How do I kindle in thee an appreciation for the:
  • beauty of youth
  • beauty of ideas
  • beauty of speech
  • beauty of arts
  • beauty of music
  • beauty of action
  • beauty in verse
  • beauty in poetry
  • beauty in performance
  • beauty of character
  • beauty of goodness of heart
How do I fire in thee the passion
How do I ignite in thee a spark  
How do I develop in thee the interest:
  • for the intricacies of puzzles
  • for the complexities of problems
  • for the beauty of maths 
  • for the psychology of liberation
  • for the sociology of business
  • for the innovations in business
  • for the philosophy of lifestyles
  • for the love of game theory and games people play
How do I enable thee to discover
  • the patterns of numbers 
  • the patterns of chance
  • the patterns of shapes
  • the patterns of motion
  • the patterns of life
  • the patterns of behavior
  • the patterns of designs
  • the patterns of thoughts
  • the patterns of interactions
  • the patterns of science
  • the patterns of spiritual contemplation
How do I tell thee that education is:
  • differentiating the good from bad
  • differentiating the truth from falsehood
  • differentiating the beauty from ugliness
  • differentiating the urgency of now from the demands of the future
  • differentiating the people from the objects
How do I enable thee to 
  • distinguish knoweledge from wisdom
  • distinguish prejudice from arguments
  • distinguish ego from understanding
  • distinguish perception from reality
  • distinguish mind from the heart
  • distinguish sympathy from empathy
  • distinguish selfishness from self conciousness
  • distinguish transaction from transformation
  • distinguish law from ethics
  • distinguish conviction from belief
How do I open for thee the world of great people
How do I make thee get inspiration from them
How do I make thee seek out the "footprints on the sands of time
that remind us how to make our lives sublime"
Lives of great men:
  • great scholars
  • great scientists
  • great teachers
  • great poets
  • great historians
  • great researchers
  • great leaders
Leaders that change the lives,
that  change the thoughts,
that create new worlds
that change the future. 

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2 comments:

  1. Nicely written, especially focused on youth, thank you for taking time and writing the master piece for us, we always desperately wait for your blogs, Allah bless you with eternal health and wealth, carry on!

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