TIDE OF SOCIAL MEDIA Vs CRITICAL THINKING

Now more than ever, as part of the generation that grew up with the internet, I believe it is the role of all young Bhutanese to become media literate in a world that is constantly bombarding us with overwhelming amounts of raw information.

We need to learn to intelligently navigate through the sea of mostly trash, and to be able to critically assess information with multiple viewpoints to eventually make out own judgments to the best of our abilities.

However, the advent of echochambers and fake news on sites like Facebook shows us that, more than ever, we need to swim against the tide to not just be informed, but to be well informed and not misinformed.

We cannot do this without critical thinking and media literacy. And we cannot ignore this to become a true participatory of democracy.
Bhutan, being a close-knit society, social media can create more divisions and chaos if not consumed well critically and with healthy debates without attacking personally.

Otherwise, media can leave more unhealthy impressions than political parties.

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An irony observed during auspicious days with the Bhutanese

I’m not trying to generalize but following are few things that I observed:
• With pure mind, people visit sacred places like Taktshang to pray and get blessings but due to over crowding and more number of pilgrims, people are made to be in queue, some people tend go off the line, and when police on duty tries to manage, pilgrims get so aggressive. In their pure heart gets clouded with negative perceptions and ego.

• People rush and get blessings first, push and pull, don’t know why? It’s so ironical with the intend they visit temples and monasteries.

• Pilgrims know best about environment degradation and waste management, but they lavishly throw trashes starting from sanitary pads, sweat towels and junk food covers as well as pet bottles. Don’t you think, these are crazy things people do.

I feel, if people are going with such mindset and doing such deeds, instead of accumulating merits, it will perhaps destroy all the good deeds done and merits accumulated!

TO THOSE WHO BLAME TEACHERS UNNECESSARILY

Teachers will never blame teachers, because they understand the reality. To those who blame without giving a second thought, an outlook of our teachers seen as a student has got far difference when you actually face the realities and be in the team.

Before you blame, go and teach in the schools for a year, forget about a year, try for 6 months at least, you will know better.

If you can’t, do not blame unnecessarily! Do not criticize if you are not willing to provide constructive feedbacks and assistance.

LEADERSHIP

Leadership is a choice, it is not a Rank…Many people at the senior-most levels of organizations are absolutely not leaders. They are authorities and people do what they say because they have authority over us. But we would not follow them.

Many people who are at the bottoms of organizations who have no authority are absolutely leaders. This is because they have chosen to look after the person to the left of them and they have chosen to look after the person to the right of them.

This is what a leader is…😎😎😎

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QUESTIONS THAT LINGER

Why is one person sad and another happy? Why is one person joyous and prosperous and another poor and miserable? Why is one person fearful and anxious and another full of faith and confidence?

Why does one person have a beautiful, luxurious home while another struggles to afford a meager existence? Why is one person a great success and another an abject failure?

Why is one speaker outstanding and immensely popular and another mediocre and unpopular?

Why is one person a genius in his filed while the other toils all his life without doing or accomplishing anything noteworthy?

Why is one person healed of a so-called in curable disease while another isn’t? Why do so many good, kind religious people suffer from tortures of the damned in their mind and body?

Why do so many immoral and irreligious people succeed, prosper, and enjoy radiant health? Why is one person happily married and her sister unhappy and frustrated?

Living a life

I think, our school system should help students’ discover their innate potentials in non-academic aspects so that there is an alternate views on living a life.

Quite often, i feel that our system is murdering their potentials. We focus so much on academic affairs and create no avenues for them to learn about alternatives in life given the commitment and hardwork. Its time to redefine the primary aim of schooling or education.
©thridu_nim

Eternal friend!

The friend whom I’ve met in this life,
Is so adorable!
The prayers of my past life,
Are so rewarding!
So unexpectedly have I found,
A dear friend!
The friend I now have,
is so lovable!
Like the sweet aroma that disappears in the air,
You, the lovely maiden, from amidst the crowd,
Disappear not from the crowd,
Or it will break my heart!
In this one and only life time,
As i have discovered the only love,
In this world,
My mind is now at peace.
Never have i known before,
This stranger,
…who dwells now constantly in my mind.
From the unpredictable range,
the rains are falling,
To the unexpected person,
I’m falling in love.
This doubtful heart of mind,
Should i give it to you or shouldn’t I?
How restless my heart becomes,
At the sight of you!
Pretty maiden, do not smile like that at me,
Or i will be sinning in desiring you!
To behold your beautiful smile,
Makes me fall in love with you.

Does our society accept honest people!

This is a cause of concern, one of the problems that hinders the progress and growth in any sector is perhaps because people don’t want to accept constructive criticisms. Everything is being personalized. Honest, dedicated and individuals with greater sense of integrity suffers to grab a seat in the current society of ours.

If we are able to lick other’s boots, everything seems possible!

©thridu

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