Passed this down to another person who may need it. It’s all right to let go of a book you don’t read or need. Knowledge is only yours if you use it. The child accepts and softly thanks me for it. Her mother stands beside her, beckoning her to do so. I wonder if I have done the right thing. She’s the student , yet her mother has decided these are the books she may need. Such is the pressure the education system had put upon our shoulders. We unwillingly accept to take over the weight because we think of our kids’ future. We argue with ourselves if what we do is the right or wrong. At the thought of what the future might bring with an extra book in hand, we soften. I’ve have seen parents yielding to the pressures. In such a small world that we live in, we let ourselves think too much, too soon and too early of our children’s future. Has this book been written to help, support or lighten the load of our students? I truly wonder. Because the child does not seem excited to receive it.
I shall pass it down anyway. We own the knowledge if we share it. When you give away anything, that thing then belongs to you.