Do degrees confer wisdom or do they stuff knowledge onto an individual who prefers to have a host of alphabets after his name…

Lets consider an ancient mythological story from Pancha-tantra series (or it’s offshoot) to illustrate the above point….

4 chappies were walking through a dense forest… 3 of them were learned.. scholars in their own right…and the last of the lot was a commoner…

They came across a skeleton of a lion scattered across.. Knowledgeable people are always on the look out to assert and certify their niche skill-set  and obtain another certification professing their knowledge-ability from others in the industry…

The 1st Pundit boasted.. I can get the scattered skeletal structure into shape… and within no time there was a skeleton of a lion neatly assembled…

He shot out a smirking glance towards the others. Now the other 2 pundits felt intimidated… They always do.. How can they undo the his disrespectful smirk…

The 2nd pundit then was forced to step in… He within no time had given the skeleton flesh and shape… And threw an anticipatory glance of acknowledgement towards the rest ..

This was too much to digest for the 3rd Pundit.. He grunted.. that what they did is no rocket science…he himself is well versed with the science of the 1st two pundits… And challenged them to induce life into the Lion… The 1st 2 pundits mocked him… but the 4th commoner froze when he heard this…

He addressed the mighty pundits…you are indeed brimming with knowledge… and observing what the two of you have achieved.. am certain that the 3rd pundit too would fulfill his claim… However before you do so…lemme climb a tree… as the lion may end up gobbling us..

The 3 pundits mocked in unison.. you foolish man… the lion would fall at our feet seeking our blessings for bestowing life onto him…but none the less he did climb up..

And so the 3rd pundit infused life into lion… and the hungry lion immediately pounced the loins out of the 3 pundits… Knowledgeable indeed..now R.I.P

Take homes  from the story – Degrees induce knowledge but do they necessarily bring along wisdom??Does one end up knowing more and more of less and less..

BTW don’t politicians of today and wannabe leaders of tomorrow  and their ilk across the globe essentially display their wares to impress upon the masses or is it, that deep down it’s just a deep desire to prove themselves to themselves??

Juxtaposing this story further to the present day scenario… The 3 Pundits represent heads of different nations or within a country..and commoners from different parts of the globe reading this blog.. am sure can easily relate and fix or assign faces to the Pundits…

I guess it’s just the simple way this complex world works…

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