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It is an old and famous saying that, “Time and tide wait for none”. So, it is very important to optimally utilise the time and avoid procrastinating.

In universities, time management skills are taught because our life is essentially a race against time. The time is one of the most precious resources available to us. And we have many projects on hand to complete within short time. Hence prioritization of work is important in order to avoid waste of time.

Procrastination is common and wide spread in schools and colleges. Students neglect their studies during their school term and wait till the last minute to prepare for examinations. They spend great deal of time in playing games, chatting, outing, watching movies and unnecessary shopping thereby they lose track of time and land panicking in the examination hall in the last moment and don’t fare well.

Toppers usually are consistent in their studies. They manage the right balance between studies and play. They are well prepared for the exams and perform well. They never panic at the last moment.

Time is just like a river; it keeps flowing forward and never turns back. You may delay your work and wait for the last minute to complete your tasks at hand, but time will continue to move forward.

Farmers keep a close watch of time and follow strict schedules for ploughing, planting and harvesting. Their schedules are according to the weather. If they delay their planting or harvesting time it will result into a disaster for them and the losses  so sustained are irreparable.

Everyone must value the time and not misuse it. As per a famous and old saying, “To realize the value of one year, ask a student who failed an examination. To realize the value of one month, ask a mother who gave birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of one minute, ask a person who just missed his train.

In nutshell, to realize the value of one second, ask someone who just escaped from an accident. Time is the most precious resource.  Even one second of our life is valuable. So, don’t waste it. Respect the time and the time respects you.

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At the birth the mind of an infant is the clean slate. As the time goes by, step by step the subject learns new things and gains knowledge. With the help of his or her insight one learns to perceive and make sense of the world around him or her and perform with the individual’s knowledge. Clearly, wisdom is not guaranteed by birth. Conscious effort from the individual is required. Greater the effort greater is the gain of knowledge to an individual.

Wisdom may be described in various different ways like (a) the knowledge gained by having many experiences in life, (b) knowledge of what is proper or reasonable (c) the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience (d) understanding and common sense. Whatever way wisdom is defined, fundamental to the wisdom is that it takes time and comes with experience, development of the ability to think, analyse, judge and act.

Wisdom is not something that one is born with but one acquires it over time. A person to gain wisdom has to make efforts to understand people, things and events and then apply his or her perception, judgment and action to the projects. For an example: Chanakya, Siddhartha, Aristotle and Plato are very renowned for acquiring wisdom. Though they weren’t born wise, but they gained wisdom over time and with a lot of their effort.

Years in the life bring experience. Knowledge with experience is wisdom. Nonetheless life is short to experience everything by self hence one has to depend on the experience of others. However, an individual can, certainly, benefit from the wisdom of ages passed on in the form of legends, stories, books etc to learn from them. In such a scenario too, the wisdom of ages can only act as a guiding light. It is up to the individual to apply and use the wisdom to suit to his/her position and gain from it.

Wisdom is not the by-product of age alone. One may be old enough and still unwise. Oscar Wilde said, ” With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.”  Wisdom requires effort and hard work with patience.

In nutshell, wisdom cannot be taught or transferred from one to other.  The university buildings impart knowledge and not wisdom. Only when the person takes pains to make efforts with hard work, he or she gains wisdom and can be recognized as a wise person.

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At the birth the mind of an infant is the clean slate. As the time goes by, step by step the subject learns new things and gains knowledge. With the help of his or her insight one learns to perceive and make sense of the world around him or her and perform with the individual’s knowledge. Clearly, wisdom is not guaranteed by birth. Conscious effort from the individual is required. Greater the effort greater is the gain of knowledge to an individual.

Wisdom may be described in various different ways like (a) the knowledge gained by having many experiences in life, (b) knowledge of what is proper or reasonable (c) the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience (d) understanding and common sense. Whatever way wisdom is defined, fundamental to the wisdom is that it takes time and comes with experience, development of the ability to think, analyse, judge and act.

Wisdom is not something that one is born with but one acquires it over time. A person to gain wisdom has to make efforts to understand people, things and events and then apply his or her perception, judgment and action to the projects. For an example: Chanakya, Siddhartha, Aristotle and Plato are very renowned for acquiring wisdom. Though they weren’t born wise, but they gained wisdom over time and with a lot of their effort.

Years in the life bring experience. Knowledge with experience is wisdom. Nonetheless life is short to experience everything by self hence one has to depend on the experience of others. However, an individual can, certainly, benefit from the wisdom of ages passed on in the form of legends, stories, books etc to learn from them. In such a scenario too, the wisdom of ages can only act as a guiding light. It is up to the individual to apply and use the wisdom to suit to his/her position and gain from it.

Wisdom is not the by-product of age alone. One may be old enough and still unwise. Oscar Wilde said, ” With age comes wisdom, but sometimes age comes alone.”  Wisdom requires effort and hard work with patience.

In nutshell, wisdom cannot be taught or transferred from one to other.  The university buildings impart knowledge and not wisdom. Only when the person takes pains to make efforts with hard work, he or she gains wisdom and can be recognized as a wise person.

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. Why do you think it is like that, and do you think they must be encouraged to do other things rather than shopping?
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In recent times, the very fast changing fashion has had a great impact on the minds of the youth. Thereby youth indulge in shopping and spending time and money exorbitantly.

Doing lot of shopping and spending a lot of money has become a status symbol among younger generation. Money is spent after buying dresses, cosmetics, footwear and last but not least the latest technology and models of cell phones. They use it as a tool to impress, convince and please the girlfriend or boyfriend for romantic relationship and ventures.

After a lot of shopping by an individual, very shortly the fashion may change. This causes him or her to buy articles of latest fashion. The articles bought earlier turn out to be junk. This is a sheer waste of time, money and material. At the same time, the most recent Mall, Multiplex and Fast-Food culture causes the people to do spend enormously in shopping activity.

Here I remember a notable quote by Warren Buffet “If you buy things you do not need soon you will have to sell things that you need.

Now a day numerous companies have come up to buy second-hand articles and resell those on sky rocketing prices. Those companies are minting money. Those companies advertise rigorously and lure the people to sell things at throw-away prices.

In a nut shell, I very strongly feel that the youth must be educated and trained to involve into the activities like, games, sports, music, art, craft, and dancing etc. This would keep them busy in creative and productive activity rather than unproductive activity of shopping and wasting precious time and hard-earned money.

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Alcohol is an intoxicating liquid its chemical name is Ethanol or Ethyl Alcohol. This is used for drinking by human. It is used as a “Social Drink” in many high societies around the globe. The calorific value of Alcohol is very high hence it is capable of giving an immediate lift to the tired soldiers if taken in small quantity. Therefore it is used by personnel in forces. Alcohol if consumed in large quantity makes one unconscious too. Alcohol is the worst abuse.

Everything has its own aches and pains and alcohol is no exception to it. Rather alcohol consumption is highly injurious to the health is a proven fact best known globally. Alcohol is a habit forming drug and young generation tend to consume it as a fashion and soon become alcoholic badly addicted to it. Habit of alcohol is a very costly monetarily too.

When alcoholics can’t afford to drink good quality of alcohol, they turn to cheap illicit brew. This can cause grave health problems and can be fatal too. I know of a couple of cases wherein firstly Eighty persons blinded soon after alcohol consumption and secondly One family with relatives and their friends, nearly twelve people died after consuming alcohol. They drank was Methyl Alcohol stolen from a stationary rail tanker in the yard.

Habitual drinking spoils married life of numerous young couples and ruins career of their children too. Drinking causes deadly diseases like heart failure and Cirrhosis of the liver. Alcohol weakens brain cells, memory power, heart, and sexual potency and drive.

Majority of young generation drink because they have some pending problems. Drinking does not solve any problem but simply postpones it. This results into bigger back log of unsolved problems. Young generation in the process of imitating romantic films, drink heavily and take their girlfriend on date. They go on long drives in intoxicated condition and crash their car. Many truck and bus accidents are seen on highways (freeways) due to drunken driving thus causing loss of men, material and money.

Drunk driving is an extremely serious problem numerous losses of the human life and public property are encountered on account of drunk driving all over. The most tragic death of Princess Diana of Paris was also caused by driver Paul, who lost control of the car at high speed while he was drunk.

In nutshell Alcohol is very highly injurious to health. Hence one must refrain from drinking and enjoy the wealth of good health. After all young generation is the nation builder and future of the nation.

 

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The term “alcohol” has been synonymous with “spirituous” liquids for the past 300 years. The history of alcohol consumption, along with codes limiting its consumption goes back to 1700 B.C. There are four types of alcohol: methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, propyl alcohol and butyl alcohol. Ethyl Alcohol, or ethanol (C2H5OH), is the type used in the production of alcoholic beverages. The other three types, methyl, propyl and butyl alcohol, if consumed can result in blindness and death, even in relatively small doses.

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage”, said a noted American Author Anais Nin. The statement appears to be very simple, however it is very true.

When one is fearless, the possibilities of achievements in life appear to be infinite thereby expanding his or her life. Conversely when one nurses fear of failure one adopts avoidance behaviour and the possibilities of successes fall down drastically thereby equally shrinking an individual’s life.

Children are fearless, hence they dream big. They are carefree of rejections and failures therefore their dreams and possibilities seem infinite. But as one grows up, he or she comes across challenges of life and may face failures and rejections thereby accepts limitations. Limitations may be of skill-set, finances, or abilities. Many people view their limitations as obstacles and they are unable to overcome those hence they turn to be risk-averse and adopt avoidance behaviour.

Avoidance behaviour shrinks their dreams, goals and life. Conversely there are people, who despite all obstacles and limitations strive for success and achieve the goal. Such people make their dreams come true and their life expands because of their courage and absence of fear of failure.

Life is neither a bed of roses nor a bed of thorns – it the mixture of success, failure, obstacles and difficulties. What matters is the quality of life one leads. When one’s life consists of dreams and goals, it depends on one’s determination, dedication and perseverance.

In conclusion it is up to an individual to make the most his or her life. If one chooses to live life as coward, one will lose the opportunity to expand the life to his or her satisfaction. Whereas if one chooses to live life in a courageous manner, without fearing about failures, one will achieve the goals successfully and expand his or her life beyond horizon to one’s self esteem level.

 

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students-at-computers1Essay 21st Century Skills

21st Century Skills can be defined as the core competencies like Collaboration, Creativity, Productivity, Communication, Information Literacy and Cross-Cultural Communication with Global Awareness. It is the need of the hour for the people to learn and acquire those skills to cope with the changes in technology and knowledge society.

Computer is a relatively new invention. Computers were invented about fifty years ago. However they came in extensive use some thirty years back. Personal Computers were put in use some times in the year 1980. Since then innovation in computerization developed leaps and bound thereby made tremendous positive impact on our lives. Now life without computers can’t be imagined.

Computerization means Virtualization. A virtualised computer server can boost processing power and reduce costs. To store, access or carryout online or by means of a computer is to computerize or digitize. Digitization means Converting Data and Information into Electronic Form. Digitization or Virtualization renders Locations and physical presence irrelevant.

Students in the 21st century now learn globally and not in a congested classroom. Learners now gather the information and knowledge by accessing the Internet through computers, smart phones or via social networking site. Now various “Distant Learning Mode” are available and students can learn through them and acquire those skills.

Majority people move with tablet computers and Smart Cell Phones with internet in their pocket now. All businesses like Buying, Selling, Marketing, and Banking. Last but not least Education, Examinations and Qualifying have been virtualized and computers have been introduced in most of the schools and colleges.

In conclusion, besides the above mentioned skills, Adaptability, communication skills, problem solving, self-management, and systems-thinking are equally important and essential skills for the 21st-century population.

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