“There is good news and there is bad news. The bad news : civilisation as we know it, is about to end. Now, the good news: civilisation, as we know it, is about to end.”
A young friend, wiser much beyond his physical age, and I were discussing modern education in India compared to what prevailed in earlier times and this little exchange came up as a stunning revelation.
Me: “Yes. Standards and values have touched rock bottom levels. Our graduates and diploma holders are unemployable and have to be retrained by employers. The result of rote learning and studying to pass exams.”
Friend: “The problem with our times is not that people can’t follow the grammar of virtuous living. That disappeared long ago. Today we don’t understand even the grammar of adultery, prostitution, corruption, bribery, theft, etc. We don’t know even how to do these in an intelligent way. That’s how low things have become ! And that is a very big problem …”
What do you think?