Day 5 – Education, Electricity & Experiences

There are two educations; One should teach us how to make a living and other how to live.

John Adams

I am grateful for the education I got. Not only did my parents give me the best schooling, but they also grilled in me the right values which keep me grounded, content and happy. My parents always taught me to value truth, honesty kindness and empathy. They instilled in me the principle of enjoying life with whatever little you have. My dad was the sole earning member, yet he never compromised on our education. It was my parents who taught me the importance of hardwork. My Alma Mater was one of the best schools in the little town I grew up. That strong foundation helped me survive all the challenges of getting into a med school as will as sail through the grilling course easily. My love for writing piqued in the school, where our teachers encouraged us to pen our thoughts. The standards for acceptance into school journal were very high and I never could get a publication accepted during my time there. But that prompted me to improve my writing skills.

Electricity has transformed the world, and I seriously can’t imagine functioning without it. Over the past years having lived in Dubai and now UK, I have forgotten the power cuts. I am thankful to the scientists, engineers, and all the support staff who make it possible to have uninterrupted power supply 24 ×7. Electricity is the super power we have. Our houses remain cold or warm as per our requirements irrespective of the external temperature. Our generation can wash clothes and dishes, have many steps of cooking simpler just at the click of the buttons thanks to the electric gadgets like juicer, mixer, airfryer, microwave and oven. Heating food in microwaves makes it handy even for children to operate. Funny incidents do happen though. Only last week, my son overcooked a dish almost burning it up. However, still I’m grateful for these innovations in electrical gadgets. Gone are the days when u had to limit yourself to hours of daylight and night. Thomas Edison light bulb transformed the world.

We will make electricity so cheap that only the rich will burn candles.

Thomas Edison

I am grateful for all the experiences i have had in life. I am the sum total of all the experiences life has offered me. Once read somewhere, “What does not kill you, makes you stronger” While good experiences are lifelong memories, they are often easily forgotten. How many times do we sit and reminisce about the good old days? It’s the difficult and painful experiences which hold us captive and help us evolve and learn from them. It is equally true that many do not want to learn and keep repeating the same mistakes. The final choice is ours to learn and move on or keep complaining and doing the things the same way. Our pain makes us strong. Failures make us adept, and every betrayal wiser. I have all these sweet memories from my school and college days. Tales of travels from around the world. Beautiful scenes captured in my heart, and i have had my share of learnings from pain. I don’t regret them, but I am happy, i learnt and became a stronger person.

Fill your life with experiences. Not things. Have stories to tell. Not stuff to show.

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Before I finish this post, I cannot forget about the two essential sense organs ..eyes and ears.. I am thankful that I have both functioning eyes and ears, through which I can see and hear the world and be independent on my own. Writing this gratitude journal, has made me realise that how we forget about these essentials which have been bestowed upon us.

This post is written as a part of A2Z Challenge hosted by Blogchatter. #BlogchatterA2Z2023

Previous posts in A2Z2023 can be read here – A B C D

6 responses to “Day 5 – Education, Electricity & Experiences”

  1. Our pain makes us strong. Failures make us adept, and every betrayal wiser.
    Such wise words 🙂


  2. Such beautiful thought Ruchi, yes it is our experiences that teach us how to be better people


  3. Monidipa Dutta Avatar
    Monidipa Dutta

    Your blog post about education, electricity, and experiences was a fascinating read. I loved how you seamlessly weaved in personal anecdotes to make your points.

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  4. I wouldnt want to imagine a world without education, electricity and experiences. Your points are so thought provoking and makes us want to appreciate the little things we have.

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  5. Jaya Payippat Avatar
    Jaya Payippat

    We all have experiences but how you recollect them and paint a beautiful picture is just incredible. Wonderful!!!


  6. Agree, I am so grateful for all the experiences in my life too. Our experiences are like a book, with each chapter telling a different story and adding depth to the narrative of our lives.

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I am a histopathologist based in UK. I find solace in my work, nature and books. My musings are my own personal beliefs.


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