Learning Never Ends. I am still learning…

Daily writing prompt
Describe something you learned in high school.

igh school is a time of growth, learning, and exploration. It’s where we discover who we are and what we’re capable of. For me, high school was a time of many firsts and valuable lessons. Looking back, I can see how these experiences have shaped me into the person I am today.

One of the most significant things I learned in high school was how to speak before an audience. I remember the first time I had to give a speech in front of the class. My palms were sweaty, my heart was racing, and my voice was shaky. But with practice, I learned how to control my nerves and deliver a compelling speech.

Soon, I was elected as the speaker of the assembly, and I had to quickly change my gears to get into the right mindset. It was a challenging role, but it taught me how to think on my feet and communicate effectively with a large group of people.

Another significant experience was when I was elected as the Head Boy/Chief Monitor of my school. I had to quickly learn how to meet the expectations of my stakeholders, including students, teachers, and parents. It was a steep learning curve, but it taught me valuable leadership skills and the importance of communication and collaboration.

As the captain of multiple sports teams, including cricket, football, hockey, kabaddi, badminton, and table tennis, I learned how to be a team player and motivate others to work towards a common goal. These experiences also taught me how to handle pressure and think strategically.

Being a single parent’s child, I was treated differently initially, but soon the students and faculty accepted me for who I was. This experience helped me regain my confidence and taught me the importance of being true to oneself.

As a Senior Sergeant in the National Cadet Corps, I learned discipline, teamwork, and physical fitness. I also became a marksman, mountaineer, and received para-military training, which boosted my confidence levels.

Although I had to leave my drawing and painting hobby during high school, I picked it up later in life at the age of 61. Learning never ends, and I completed over 150 courses to learn things I always wanted to learn but could not due to monetary issues. It made me very happy and taught me the importance of pursuing one’s passions.

Lastly, I learned that sharing what we learn enhances our own understanding of the subject with inquisitive pupils. Teaching others is a valuable way to reinforce our own knowledge and skills.

In conclusion, high school was a time of many valuable lessons and experiences. From public speaking and leadership to teamwork and pursuing passions, these experiences have shaped me into the person I am today. Learning never stops, and I will continue to embrace new experiences and opportunities for growth.


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