Kiran Bir Sethi at TED

Happen to see an excellent talk by Kiran Bir Sethi, at TED.com. She is the founder of Riverside Schools in Ahmadabad

Its so true that we often forget what we can learn from kids as we are always busy teaching them to be like us. The fact that our life was shaped by the child in us reinstates that we can learn now from the children around us. What the world needs is that unadulterated, unbiased and honest solutions to common problems. Who else can give that but the Children

As I was watching I remembered the saying “Child is father to the man” from Wordsworth’s Rainbow

My heart leaps up when I behold
A rainbow in the sky:
So was it when my life began;
So is it now I am a man;
So be it when I shall grow old,
Or let me die!
The Child is father of the Man;
I could wish my days to be
Bound each to each by natural piety.

And then I decided to commit a grave crime to pen a few lines of my own and add them here below

When the child in us could bring us here
The child of Today can take us forward
What we need for the problems of the day
Are solutions of heart and not of the head

We are often forced to choose from ideas
Polluted by profits, power and prejudice
At least for once let us change our being
From teachers of children to being learners of childhood

Enjoy the Video and pardon my crime

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