Learn to Unlearn



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Learning is a continuous process and we learn from our life which consists of ups and downs. We learn from our experience and our mistakes which plays drastic role in shaping our personality and our future. Life is full of startling moments and frankly speaking, this moment teaches us a lot. Be it good or bad, meets our expectations or not, those moments plays a significant role in life. What we read in our academics and what we learn from our work experience are crucial indeed but one should be ready to unlearn few things. Confused? What it means is, one should also try not to learn what he is willing to learn and on the other side, one should also unlearn which he had already learnt. Unlearning means, to discard something from your memory which you learnt previously. Let us see few things which one should try to unlearn:

  • Bad Habits: We learn many habits in our life easily and whether to continue with those habits is a choice. Habits can be good and bad and it’s better to unlearn the bad habits and keep the good habits. Again, one should also unlearn the habit of willing to learn the bad things. Put it simply, if one is willing to learnt some bad habits, he should unlearn his habit of learning bad habits.
  • Overconfidence: Confidence is required and necessary in our life but overconfidence can be dangerous. Being confident enough is good but one should not be overconfident as it leads to opposite results sometimes. Hence, it’s better to unlearn being overconfident.
  • Unrealistic: Be realistic in nature and set your standards as per your convenience. Simply stated, be pragmatic and unlearn being unrealistic.
  • Pretending; This is one of the most important things many possess which should be unlearned. Many people have the habit of pretending themselves to be smart in many aspects, be it academics or in day to life. In fact, many will indulge unnecessarily and start their knowledge sharing without being requested. Also, many people have the habit of late sitting in office pretending themselves to be very occupied with work. Many also do late sitting in order to get attention from their superiors. What they do by late sitting is a question mark. No doubt, if it is required sometimes late sitting should be done depending on the nature and complexity and emergency of work. But doing late sitting just to show-case is not correct. “Late sitting should not be considered as virtue.” There are several other aspects of pretending or show-casing which should be unlearned. Be natural in your work and behavior.
  • Claiming to be Omniscient: Here comes one more interesting thing which requires attention. Many people have the habit of claiming themselves to be omniscient, meaning they know everything. These people are so well self-motivated and self-proclaimed that they think what they are saying is always correct and no one knows more than what he knows. This is where ego and attitude starts growing and ultimately it reaches a stage where self-proclaimed omniscient person doesn’t considers and listens to others as what he thinks is only right. These people find difficult to get respected.  Nobody is perfect  in this world and hence, unlearn claiming to be omniscient.
  • Critic: It’s better not to criticize on everything and every time. Criticize only if it is requires and that too in a constructive manner. Criticism should never be made a habit and hence, unlearn being a critic. I have already discussed in my previous article titled, Unnecessary Criticism and hence will keep it short.

Learning is very important and in my opinion learning to unlearn few things is also important. There can be many other aspects of unlearning apart from what I have shared as the above list is not exhaustive. There might be one question in your mind and that is, which one is difficult; learn or learn to unlearn? The answer to this question is difficult and it is subjective. However, with my little experience, I think unlearning is difficult than learning or learning to unlearn is difficult. What is your take on unlearning and which one  is more difficult? Do share your views. 🙂 🙂

– Ashish Kumar

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One Lovely Blog Award


My friend Saaranshsinghpundir have nominated me for One Lovely Blog Award. The name of the award is “lovely” as the award itself. 🙂  Saaransh is a great writer who pens down the emotions beautifully in his posts. Its always enjoyable to read his awesome poems. Do visit his blog for reading great literary pieces. 🙂 I would like to thank him for considering me for this honour and would like to apologise too for being late, more than a month in responding to his nomination.

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Rules

  1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award.
  2. Add the One Lovely Blog logo to your post.
  3. Share 7 facts/or things about yourself.
  4. Nominate about  bloggers you admire and inform nominees by commenting on their blog.

Seven facts about me

The seven facts will be same which I shared recently in Versatile Blogger Award – Take 2 post.

  1. I like to sleep and never miss the opportunity for the same if exist. 🙂
  2. I never follow any one blindly.
  3. Like to listen songs particularly old Bollywood songs.
  4. Helping others is my habit and I never hesitate to do so if it falls in my domain.
  5. I can make you happy if you are sad and vice-versa. Hahaha… 🙂 People enjoy my presence and you will not get bored with me. 🙂
  6. I like to cook and try different menus whenever time permits.
  7. I like to read quotes and note it down in my diary which I like.

I would like to nominate the following wonderful bloggers. The nominations are not in any particular order.

All the nominees are free to accept/reject the award. Award definitely is a piece of appreciation for work and it also gives a way to know more about the bloggers with whom we interact in this blogging world. All the best. Happy blogging… 🙂

Ashish Kumar

Versatile Blogger Award – Take 2


My blogger friend Jessie of Spread love and not hate have nominated me for Versatile Blogger Award. This is the second time that I am taking this award. I would like to thank her for considering me for the same. Award posts are not only of about getting recognised but at the same time it also gives a chance to know about fellow bloggers with whom we interact in blogging world. Do check her blog and I am sure you will like her posts of various genre. 🙂

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Rules

  1. Thank the person that has nominated you & Include a link to their blog
  2. Nominate at least 15 blogs of your choice
  3. Link your nominees and let them know of your nomination
  4. Share seven different facts about yourself.

Seven facts about me

  1. I like to sleep and never miss the opportunity for the same if exist. 🙂
  2. I never follow any one blindly.
  3. Like to listen songs particularly old Bollywood songs.
  4. Helping others is my habit and I never hesitate to do so if it falls in my domain.
  5. I can make you happy if you are sad and vice-versa. Hahaha… 🙂 People enjoy my presence and you will not get bored with me. 🙂
  6. I like to cook and try different menus whenever time permits.
  7. I like to read quotes and note it down in my diary which I like.

I would like to nominate the following wonderful bloggers…

  1. InkMode
  2. Hasmeetwrites
  3. Erika Kind
  4. L.T Garvin, Author
  5. Vibrant
  6. Srishti Walia
  7. themissshweta
  8. Saloni
  9. Nisthur Anadi
  10. Darshith Badiyani
  11. Words Warrior
  12. Sunshine on my tea cup
  13. Akiraa
  14. Sherrie de Valeria
  15. Dilkash Shayari

All the best to all the nominees. Feel free to accept/reject the award.

Thank you… Happy blogging! 🙂

Ashish Kumar

What should I think…


More work and less day.
Want to go on my own way.
Trying to get rid of it.
The more I try, the more I stick.
Paving the way to lose something.
I am not able to think.

Experiencing the thorny situation.
I am having some tension.
Being in dilemma for time.
I am losing my time.
My mind is not able to think.
And my eyes stopped to blink.

I have to take a risk to rise.
Rather than to be in disguise.
Bad moments are my friends now.
Got habituated to deal with them now.
I need to think.
But the question is what?
The pain remains.
The dirt persists.
That I need to revert and resist.
Hoping for that morning to come.
I am waiting for that sun to rise and come.
But for the present…
What should I think ?

thinking

– Ashish Kumar