Tuesday, February 11, 2014

'Cause They Are The Future

Knowledge alone can never be great. Rather, it's the proper utilization of the acquired knowledge that can term it as 'great'. But, then again, how do we measure greatness? A top rank in class, or outnumbering every one else in a nation wide competitive exams. True, they provide us with momentary pleasures, but can they really be referred to as 'great'?

For a moment, let's close our eyes, breathe deep, and think. Think, what do you want to do, for yourself, for your family, and for the people around you. How do you envision your life, five, or even ten years from now? Do you see a cloudy image of your future, or does the mist evaporate, leaving behind a crystal clear residue that is your reflection? Do you live to dream, or do you dream to live?

When you find answer to these questions, detailed, then you can truly say that yes, you can make great use of the knowledge.

The 'Knowledge Is Great' initiative by British Council gives you the option to specialize in a particular subject of your choice, and make great use of your skill sets. It provides the stepping stone to your future dreams and aspirations, broadening the horizon, and leading you to the initial steps.


Coming back to the point, if I had the choice of studying any subject of my choice in the UK, I would opt for "Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice MSc" programme. It's a 1 year full time programme that deals with psychological aspects in the field of child and adoloscent mental health, something that's of prime importance, but unfortunately, neglected globally.


University of Edinburgh ranks high in my list when I search for this course online. It is one of the few Universities worldwide that offers specialization in this important subject. The School can be credited with a consistently high rank over the years in the Financial Times and Economist ranking. What more, it has a 73-strong teaching faculty with vast experiences in academics and industry level.


The third and the most important question - 'Why?' Why do I want to study 'Children and Young People's Mental Health and Psychological Practice MSc' and not anything else. Well, the reasons are simple.

  • Childhood and adolescence are the most sensitive phases of a human life. As such, they need to be nurtured with care and understanding.
  • With nuclear family system on the rise, children don't get to socialize with other family members and relatives on a regular basis, resulting in a sense of aloofness.
  • In most households, both the parents are working. As such, children often have to spend most of the time by themselves, or with their friends.
  • The high competition in studies cause a turmoil in young minds, leading to stress and depression when they fail to perform as per their expectations.
  • Adolescence experiences stages of anxieties and heartbreaks due to numerous reasons, which if not dealth with properly can lead to greater problems in future.
  • Crimes by teenagers is on the rise, which again, can be blamed to proper upbringing and mental development.

Whatever we do, we can never ignore the health and stability of the children, as without them, the world would have no future. Thus, if provided with an opportunity, I would love to opt for this field of study, and contribute in whatever way I can, to the future of us, and this world.

This is my official entry to 'Knowledge Is Great' contest organized by Indiblogger in association with British Council.

Check out the official page below:


  1. Loved the way you have answered three important questions any person would ask before pursuing any course. All the best for the contest :)

  2. Very systematic and structured! good luck :)