Friday, February 01, 2013

Reflections





One of my favourite movie scenes is from Karate Kid. Dre (Jaden Smith) defeats his challenger with the snake stance, standing on one leg, since the other has been broken. Jackie Chan’s lesson earlier in the movie was, ‘Stay calm and the opponent will mirror your moves’. In simple words, REFLECTIONS! What you see is what you get. Ever seen a mirror talk back? (Except, in Snow White of course!)
Try telling the mother of a 10-year-old to stay calm and you won’t have anything to reflect upon. I don’t remember, the last time I took a minute, to just be. Why the rush? Where the hurry to? We can’t seem to pin point, but we are always moving. And, those are the blurry ripples we leave behind, for our kids to wade through.
We want them prepared for tomorrow, so we trade in their today. We want them to think out of the box and so we hand them devices they don’t need. We want them to be ahead of their peers, so we chauffeur them from one class to another. Play time? What is that? Their lifestyle reflects our choices. Since when did parenting become such a high-profile chore?
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9 comments:

JANU said...

Yeah, more than the kids who want to learn what they want to learn, it is the parents who are pushing them to be Jack of all...

Sakshi said...

Their lifestyle reflects our choices.....you just nailed it in that one sentence. It's such a sad state of affairs. I feel dizzy seeing parents here rush their kids from one place to another in a single day.....

Anita Jeyan Sandeep said...

And kids are so much pampered these days than they used to be! Thanks to gadgets, they are indoors playing computer games munching chips all the time.

sharmila said...

'Letting kids be...' should be taught to young age parents who along with their kids run from one class to another .They lose their own identities too in the process of making perfect robots of their kids.

Blogwati Gee said...

I am telling you, the parents need to be in detention.....seriously!

Blogwati Gee said...

Yes.....and it is sad...but true. The kids could be happy with simpler things....if we only let them be!

Blogwati Gee said...

I ensure that my daughter is out there playing.....she won't know what she is missing till it is lost forever. Hence, play she must.....baki ke liye zindagi hai padi :)

Blogwati Gee said...

I swear Sharmila, the parents need their parents all over again....looks like!

Surya Murali said...

Thanks for an interesting blog, even though am too lazy to comment most of the time... I have nominated you for the Liebster award...
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