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Rule of Medium


It was never thought that medium ones would get ample of opportunities in developing nations back then. We were all taught to be capable enough and fight in the competitive world. We were all taught how important a single mark would be in the future, and how seniors missed great opportunities because of one single mark. We were all taught to be smart, and be the one in the lead. But, what we see today is scope and prospects for those in middle rows. The ones in the top rushed to the United States and Australia. Or, they decided to take those subjects, which were treated as complex and vast. They had huge expectations from their teachers, family, and society; which pressurized them to prove that they were the best ones in society. So, before even attempting any opportunities; they took the line that took them away from the country.

There lied another group who had the least expectation. They were cursed, scolded, and made them feel that they were not worth anything in their life; but a burden. They had been discouraged by their school teachers and families too. Where did they end up? They quit their studies and got diverted towards gulf nations. They work day and night and ensure a good life for their families back at home. Meanwhile, these groups are taking lead in social activities too.

And then there was this group - who were neither on top nor at the bottom; but a medium range. They were not prime attention, and they were not expected much by anyone either.

Just because, their superior ones left their space vacant; the one right below them started gaining spaces - be that in Government Jobs or any other opportunities. Be it countries like Bhutan, Maldives, or Sri Lanka - it is this bunch who have been gaining better space. This should explain why developing nations have a wide range of medium efforts making students at better spaces. And, yet, there are many more spaces upcoming too. Those top ones barely did anything here for their society; as they had a habit of struggling and going through pain, they are doing the same in major cases abroad.

Taking it this way would rather be easy. While those at the bottom have been contributing nation on a wider scale through remittances; those at the medium level have been contributing by getting involved themselves in the field; those at the front rows are doing nothing except criticizing. That should be enough to prove the expectations made by teachers and parents, society and institutions were not true - time and need to be changed the result.

A society needs everyone - from a top filmmaker to a great cook. Not always those solving tough trigonometric solutions are the best ones. Still, some schools and teachers regard the student able to solve challenging algebraic solutions most capable one, as if they will make the whole world better ones. A silent kid, sitting in the corner might be a great singer, but never gains appreciation just because he can't solve some math equations - that is how the society is shaped in today's era.

What those top levels were never taught was how to make a safe landing. They were only taught to work hard and make a huge effort, and hence they got habituated to the same. They have never explained their liabilities that they would have to give back. Whereas, medium and the lower ones automatically realized their sense of responsibilities. Somewhere, they had the feeling that since they did not make enough effort back then, they will have to work strongly and firmly now.

Not every time the first impression would be the last impression.
(Regmi is a freelance writer and a banker from Nepal)

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi