10 # Cue Card (Useful Learning from family member)
Describe something useful you learned from a member of your family
You Should Say:
- what you learned.
- how this became useful later in your life
- have you taught it to someone
and explain why it was important for you.
By the time I got conscious, I saw a pure relation my mother who consistently striving hard to nourish my physical and intellectual needs. She is the one who is amiable, kind, resilient, persistent and tireless, always remained ready to provide everything she had. The art of public speaking is something, I possessed as a legacy from my mother. Now, She is in her late fifties, proved her the most eloquent in public conversation in her contemporaries. She induced confidence, fluency, to my personality. Honestly speaking the understanding of the context and time to utter the most appropriate words are few skills I acquired from her company. Later, in may school life I was acknowledged as an orator and won many speech and declamation contests. In the tertiary level of education I enjoyed the status of being the ambassador of my university and the role of communication in achieving this title was significant. This day, I am transferring this skill to my next generation; my elder son is following my foot steps and trying to get mastery in the same which his ancestors possessed. I believe that anything can be learnt if you have a passion to hold it but truly speaking there are something which we genetically received as a gift from our parents.
Acquisition, advanced, assimilation, auto-deduct, discovery, education, exercise, exploratory, Hothouse, insight, Flash card, moral, self taught, trial and error, teachable moments, culture, information, literature, research, training.
Silence is golden, they've always said. My parents, among other aspects and people in my life, taught me that in silence, there is enlightenment. I was not exactly in a position to contradict their teachings considering I was never quite the talker- even at a young age. However, when being consciously silent, it dawned on me that this was an infinitely fascinating way to observe and learn from your surroundings. I found that, once a person is not entirely engrossed with the words coming out of their mouth, how they may sound and being too occupied with trying to get their voice heard- literally- it leaves a lot more space to actually pay attention to all other variables involved in human interaction. I learned to be a lot more attentive to things- in terms of people's feelings, among other things that are otherwise left ignored. It has helped me develop a great understanding of a person's thoughts despite their speech because people often fail to say what they actually feel. I often implore my sisters to practice silence, as well; in order to listen and understand better. However, when speech is necessary then I encourage them not to hesitate to speak. One can avoid a multitude of troublesome situations by simply practising silence Silence can be a brilliant tool depending on how it is used.
Written by Wardah Razzaq.