Thursday, July 28, 2022

Simplicity and Trust - Laxmi Kant Bhatt

 Simplicity and Trust 

What is trust? Is trust essential for the way we live our everyday life? Trust is a quality or condition of being trustworthy, loyal, and reliable. I think trust is an essential way of life because you cannot make a relationship, friendship, business, or organization if there is no foundation. Part of that foundation is trust and loyalty because you should be able to depend on and trust others that they will do precisely what is right for them and you. 

I'm a fan of simplicity. When I tackle a topic, I don't think I'm done until I've found the simplest way to look at it. I think of simplicity as a process. You can't always start there, but you can find it or create more of it as you go. I also think of simplicity as a by-product.

The most important thing I've learned about simplicity is that simplicity wins in the long run. Simple is stickier than complexity, and it survives. I think nature teaches us that, and we learn it repeatedly in work and life. I am here sharing one of my experiences on simplicity and trust.

It has been a long time since I taught lower classes like 5th or 6th grade. I was deployed to teach grade 5. I was a little unprepared to teach the kids. I went with a mentality of teaching them the same way I used to teach the higher classes. At that point, I did not realize they were growing kids who could not handle a fast-running course. I taught for 1 week, completely forgetting about them being kids. Being a senior teacher, the students were a little petrified to ask or say something in my class. After a week, the class teacher of grade 5 came to me and told me about her children's problems in my subject. She told me the children could not follow up with my speed. They were lacking and could not understand my subject's whole concept. At that moment, I realized my mistake of not thinking correctly before reaching the lower grade. The next day I interacted with the students to develop a friendly relationship between us and started teaching them slowly and giving them enough time to cope with my subject. Slowly and steadily, the children began warming up to me. They told me about their feelings at first, how they were frightened to ask me questions or tell me to stop and go slowly, but now they feel comfortable. In this way, with simplicity, I gained their trust. Laxmi Bhatt Happy Teachers JOL Cohort 2022

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