Parikshit Mukerjee

Kolkata, India

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Parikshit Mukerjee
Posted about 1 year ago
How did you use your education to help or change the society? You did, didn't you?
The fact that you have used the word 'harmless' to me is very thought-provoking. I guess a society is really toxicated if its individuals say that being harmless is the most significant contribution to their services. And I would kind of agree with you, coming from the society such as yourself. Although you are older and much wiser than me, would I be wrong in sensing a air of passivity in your tone?. In our part of the world, instead of we moulding the society, don't you think the society moulds us?
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Parikshit Mukerjee
Posted about 1 year ago
How did you use your education to help or change the society? You did, didn't you?
I was looking into the 'Gross National Happiness measure of success of a nation's economic system', and it really seems to be a great idea. This reminds me of a scene from Sherlock Holmes, where Holmes makes various deductions from a victim's watch; however he fails to make the most rudimentary of all the deduction from the watch, which Watson points out: The time. A whole society plays a huge role in the economy, It is a shame that economics does delve so much more into numbers than the most major element of a stable society: happiness/satisfaction. I hope I did not sound too ignorant!
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Parikshit Mukerjee
Posted about 1 year ago
How did you use your education to help or change the society? You did, didn't you?
Interesting. When you look back would you in any way say your formal education was kind of a waste of time? Because I am sure a comfortable living could be attained by a lot of jobs not requiring much education. I myself have been educated at a school. However with new influences such as books and people like yourself, I am beginning to ask whether donating my time to so much formal education is really a selfish or a charitable thing to do, for both me and the society.
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Parikshit Mukerjee
Posted about 1 year ago
How did you use your education to help or change the society? You did, didn't you?
Well put, sir. I would agree with you regarding the ' contribution one can make to those not interested in learning', but then again learning does not have to be limited to the parameters of a classroom as your rightly pointed out. As from your conclusion I understand that only people who are willing and curious will be able to change, and not others. But don't you think that is the precise reason of an education: To find a way, by applying ones knowledge, to get uninterested people interested?