I have two loving Myees.
- My grand daughter and I are both August born.
- We celebrate our birthdays together.
- She is attending 2nd Grade.
- She won the “Super Reader ” award.
- She also completed Level 1 for Swimming.
- Four years ago, I came back from a medical checkup. She phoned, “Grandpa, who’s your doctor? Don’t worry. I’ll take care of you.”
- My grand son is 4+ years old.
- He can dribble a basketball for thirty seconds (or more) and shoot at the basket
- He can ride a tricycle, climb chutes at the play ground, sing (even some songs that he was not taught explicitly), dance, and ask questions (e.g. Who bought the house? car?).
- He is attending pre-school.
- Both can use and play with smart phones. They can take photos.
- The same can be said of most kids in the Age of Internet and Social Media.
- In our younger days, we had “Chalk and Talk” but no TV, Computers, Internet and Social Media.
- We had parents and teachers who loved and groomed us.
- Everyday was “Father’s Day” and “Mother’s Day”.
- We had reasonably good education for fifteen kyats per month.
- The teachers taught their best.
- We had no need for private tuition.
- There were excellent libraries.
- We could buy text books and references at reasonable prices.
- We could buy or borrow magazines, journals, cartoons. and comics.
- In those days, people understand and appreciate Civics, Ethics, Knowledge and Experience Sharing, Metta (Loving kindness), Karuna (Compassion), Mudita (Altruistic joy) and Uppekkha (Equanimity).
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