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Posted 15-08-2010Reply

Skills We Neglect!



Surveys after surveys lament on the English language we speak and write, and the apathy shown by the individuals and by the institutions from where the indivividuals emerged, for improving the skill of spoken and written language wil be a cause for concern when one thinks of upward mobility.

The neglignce now will prove to be an handicap to stay ahead in the race to spot and seize opportunities in the international arena. The preceding years did not matter much but the near and the distant future will be an era of opportunities, and these opportunities can be seized only by those who have honed their skills, particularly the young ones between 10 and 25, years, regardless of gender.



It is a revelation that students and executives of all hues intereactd with do hardly know the conjugation of any verb in English. Even when conjugation is spelt, none was aware of what is GONE, WRITTEN, SPOKEN, DRIVEN etc etc and how it can be used. Different tenses including present perfect and future perfect to communicate and ways to communicate, usage of nouns, adjectives and adverbs, and their nuances baffle them.



While speaking is an art with intonation and stress, writing skill mirrors one`s personality in a far more effective way than spoken skill. Focusing on both to hone day after day will be a great pay off to such individuals who aspire to move nationally and internationally. Knowledge on a subject alone will not catapult one faster but the ability to communicate such knowledge well in both will be an important element to impress and earn well. Words are tools of thought; and language is the dress of thought. Thoughts couched well to appeal to the heart as well as the head will receive undivided attention to produce the kind of result one would like see. Being attention-deficit, we rarely retain 50 percent of what is spoken, but what is written well is read and re-read. We get addicted to many things, things that drain our energy and earnings, but addiction to writing is a pleasure of different kind.It is an exercise that activates brain cells too.



The longevity is a great advantage for human race. With healthy habits and healthy thoughts, there are chances of living longer. But we should not engage ourselves actively in activities that produce ephemeral pleasure; but we need to cultivate a habit of reading quality books and writing that give eternal pleasure. Ii is a habit that will keep us occupied mentally; it is a habit that will spawn new thoughts; it is a habit that will keep us focsed rather than straying into areas that cause ill-health.



To continue……..





Source: Thiagarajan TVS
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  Rated 0 | Posted 16-08-2010

I do accept it.

Thanks for posting this!!

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