Have you ever thought about why you are being educated, why you are learning history, mathematics, geography, or what else? Have you ever thought why you go to schools and colleges? Is it information, with knowledge? What is all this so-called education? Your parents send you here, perhaps because they themselves have passed certain examinations and taken various degrees. Have you ever asked yourselves why you are here, and have the teachers asked why you are here? Do the teachers know why they are here? Should you not try to find out what all this struggle is about – this struggle to study, to pass examinations, to live in a certain place away from home and not be frightened, to play games well and so on? Should your teachers not help you to inquire into all this and not merely prepare you to pass examinations?
– J. Krishnamurti (Life Ahead: On Learning and the Search for Meaning)
My name is Sunil Mayreddy. I am an autodidact (I’ve never let my schooling interfere with my education). I spent my early years meditating and teaching yoga. I traveled across India learning and understanding myself. I also taught myself Physics, Philosophy & Psychology.
Currently, I mentor startups at Catalyzer, a startup accelerator in Hyderabad, India. Catalyzer is a Mentor, Accelerator, Investor & Kickstarter for Startups. I am also pursuing my life long passion, redesigning learning through The Magnet School & The Science Garage projects.
Disclosure | Credit: “I’ve never let my school interfere with my education” – Mark Twain