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RE: Bdcommunity Presents: The Weekly Turni- Issue 23

in BDCommunity4 months ago

First of all, visually stunning Turni! Well done @zayedsakib , as I know most of the shots are your likely.

@simplifylife Thanks for watching that iconic interview scene from "the middle man". Here is the rub, when you take too much of a side, it is my job to take the other side :)

While I agree with the fallacy of our educational system in the sub-continent in general, and our bizzarre way to evaluate and hire people for jobs; I will say certain powerful elements of the same flawed educational system:

  1. Useless knowledge is useful; you never know when you will use it in real life.
  2. Memorization is a powerful tool that lots of Asians have. Just ask that to all major Tech Company CEOs.... they are all from the sub-continent:)
  3. Competition, which seems useless and tiring to you right now, is actually training you for the later part of life, when you will be more lonely and it will be ruthless in real life

I know the number table to 13.... tero ghorer namta. When I memorized, it felt useless to me. But during a data room when I was crunching number in a dusty room in Northern Iraq with just a pencil and paper, it helped me. So did memorization of certain fossil names from Cretaceous time. In Calcutta University I thought that knowledge is completely useless. It saved my life. :)


Difficult to argue with that dada :D

Sure, at school levels it's not easy to tailor it individually and quite a bit of generalization is absolutely necessary. It's when we go higher up the tree the problem begins. I feel as we branch out the testing needs to get more tailored.

Useless knowledge is useful; you never know when you will use it in real life

That is correct dada, but that should not be the basis of someone getting hired or not. These so called "useless" information can be a fun trivia incorporated into interviews, but in no way these should be the make or break questions and that's where our system (despite the strengths you mentioned) is one of the most flawed systems in the entire world.

Addressing the third point about competition, there has to be better ways of preparing for the challenges in life dada. You will know about this more than I do because of your experience, but I just don't seem to see why this has to be the only way to prepare for competition. Maybe it gives the mental resilience...? I don't know. But maybe I'll see your point a few more years down the line.

The memorization part I totally agree though :D Not a fan, but can't deny it's very effective.