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Monday, July 18, 2005

Sense of achievement

Imagine this situation. You explain something to someone [may be a difficult concept for the recipient, but Tirunelveli halwa(!!) for you] and the recipient understands it fully & shows the results as you expect. When you get the positive results, you feel elated as if you achieved that task. This need not be felt in big projects alone. You get that feeling, out of small incidents as well.

When your kid does it, there is no limit to the joy.. Take some difficult mathematical concept (in your kid's view) like Division or LCM or GCD, which may be easier one for you. You explain the concept in full and the kid feeds into his mind. When the kid performs well in the school and shows you the result, you will beam like anything (as if you personally achieved it).

Myself and my better-half used to have this experience when our Son delivers what we want. My wife's facial expression of last week, after seeing one of his subject results, prompted me to post this. There was an absolute sense of relief & achievement on her face.

Think the other way around...

If it doesn't go into the recipient's mind, you feel vexed because of your inability to feed your thoughts. It would be like fighting against a wall. You may feel so desperate, that you may be in the verge of anger. After a gap, you may restart again from the beginning. (Doesn't this situation resemble like 'Vaazaipazalak kathai' in 'Karakaatakkaran'?)

I hope each one of you might have had this experience with your friends (while studying or discussing generally) or with your colleagues / subordinates (in your workplace), while inculcating your views. Do you get the sense of achievement most of the time? (even if your thoughts have been understood, that's Ok..no need for further execution). Or is it like the 'Vaazaipazalk kathai' mostly (I mean, the other way around)?

Atleast, you should have the recipient's expeience - In that case, do you make the feeder(!) satisfied or vexed?

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Blogger singman said...

touching..touching...enagayo paiytaenga ram ...being newly married it is the vaazaipazam kathai for me now ... what is happening now is that I am going to the shop to buy the vaazaipazam everytime because I dont have the time to tell the vaazaipazam kathai everytime.

Monday, July 18, 2005 4:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

as of now it is vazhapaham.....hopefully it will get better..


Monday, July 18, 2005 5:01:00 PM  
Blogger saranyan said...

I had a great deal of such satisfying sense when I was a teaching assistant a few yrs back. sometimes the kids wouldn't understand and I had to start all over again. but you are right, if it goes into their mind, we defly feel on top of the world. thats human mentality :) we need that dose of ego booster every now and then.

Monday, July 18, 2005 5:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Sundaresan said...

good post ram! that is the reason why teacher's job is considered noble and teachers are (one of) the happiest (generally, atleast wrt the work satisfaction) and satisfied people. I felt elated when my bro got cetumn in his public exam maths as i taught him almost all the chapters!!

Monday, July 18, 2005 6:12:00 PM  
Blogger tt_giant said...

nice one ram. i can picture kaundamani's expression when he patiently explains things!!!..

Monday, July 18, 2005 7:50:00 PM  
Blogger Somu said...

Ram, Am in total agreement. Imparting knowledge itself is a pleasure. And when you see results,am sure one would be elated.

Monday, July 18, 2005 9:34:00 PM  
Blogger KARY said...

I like this Ram. I am facing this at the start of every project. I am in a Semiconductor domain and half the time I dont understand too techi stuff. More like the vazhapazham joke. Its my boss who gets caught in the middle. I like him for his patience :)

Monday, July 18, 2005 10:32:00 PM  
Blogger Balaji said...

nicely written ram. i was nodding when i read how u feel when ur child understands something u tried to teach him/her.

Monday, July 18, 2005 11:19:00 PM  
Blogger Kaps said...

today's kids are very smart.....if u can't teach them, they will start teaching you.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:03:00 AM  
Blogger Cogito said...

Thanthai maganakku aatrum udhavi , ivan thanthai evalo kashta pattu solli koduthaan ennum sol ??

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:39:00 AM  
Blogger Ganesh said...

Good post Ram.
BTW I have tried audio blogging check it out.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:47:00 AM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

yes ram it is very important to take pleasure in these little big things of life...no acheivement is too little...and no acheivement too small

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:07:00 AM  
Blogger Saravana Kumar said...

Ada adhudhaan anne Idhu

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 8:23:00 AM  
Blogger AF said...

Absolutely Ram, 100% agreed, though my kid is still young for that. I have had this experience, I used to coach my cousin for his tenth exams, the joy and achievement one feels is great. I would say greater than me passing the exams...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 9:01:00 AM  
Blogger TJ said...

We donot define our role to just teach the kid. We subconsciously define our goal as to make the child get high marks in the exams. So only when it happens you get the feeling of accomplishment.

Compare this to two professors in college. One has defined himself to make students worthy performers, and the other to just teach them.
The latter would have got the sense of accomplishment after completion of every class, whereas the former will get it only when his pupils excel in their fields

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 1:36:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Thanks guys for sharing your views..

Thuglak, vaazapalam ungalukka illa unga sagatharminikka? Did u notice 'singman' (ak's) comments?

TJ..thanks for ur visit and agree with ur views as well.

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 3:07:00 PM  
Anonymous angelsera said...

V Interesting post and I agree w Kaps on this...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 5:36:00 PM  
Blogger Arvind said...


Vaazhai pazham vs thirunelveli alwa - nalla matchup :P

There was something very philosophical i wanted to write on similar lines...suttuteengale ...che...

Tuesday, July 19, 2005 6:31:00 PM  

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