“If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading, or do things worth writing.” —Benjamin Franklin
First 25 years of my life, I had not stepped out much farther from my hometown(s). But now, having been to 143 countries and 2000+ cities, and still continuing, I have found more answers to my own questions.
I often visit schools and universities in various remote parts of the world. Giving the students, teachers, and parents a run down of current happenings in the more developed parts of the world. Narrating to them how state of the art things in the USA, Europe, Japan, China and various other regions of the world. And, how these are transforming those regions and have potential to change the world. My talks are named “Success Workshop” which they find very appealing. Aptly so, not only the audience feels awestruck during these workshops, but their imagination gets a spark as observed on their faces and expressions and whispers.
My real enjoyment emanates by helping someone achieve a milestone and make a positive difference in their life. It’s like a permanent fulfillment of my spirituality. My own achievements give me temporary enjoyment at best.
I have also noticed that, in Africa and many other parts of the world, the majority of the students can't study to their full potential because books have become very expensive. They just have to be content with class notes because they don't even have enough money for data to research online. Their adults, because of the lack of affordable books, aren’t able to keep up with the advancements in science, math, technology, health, finance, and professional topics.
Establishing lots of educational gaming products for people of all ages for learning via free or inexpensive gaming. While traveling around, opening scores of schools in small villages in poorer parts of Africa. Mentoring and occasionally sponsoring 200+ young people for various business startups and university admissions and tuitions. Taking kids to orphanages in different parts of the world. Family summer holidays at amazon river basins to stay with local families and join hands in cleaning up. Medical and census work related volunteering in the remote and rustic regions of Africa. Accompanying kids to the other side of the world for them to teach ambitious yet less resourceful students. Everything counts.
Students in less developed parts of the world are equally talented, very hardworking, ultra-ambitious, and enormously curious. Some of them are very expressive as well. They always surprise me with their impromptu questions. During these school endeavors and by observing more about the day to day living style of such underprivileged families, I have become acquainted with a lot more about them.
In contrast, the more privileged families, especially in the developed world, are able to provide their kids with exceptionally good schooling. Additional after school tuition, summer education camps, the best of the books and reading material, state of the art online apps, and homework help is taken for granted. Parents also contribute enormously to the learning of their children due to their own knowledge. In short, in the developed world, an average child has the benefit of mentorship from dozens of sources. Compare this to the less fortunate parts of the world, where students, for their entire life, have zero access to mentors. This has been leading to more and more inequality between the underprivileged and others. There seems no end to this growing inequality problem, and this annoying divergence has almost reached a point of no return. But, there is still some hope.
I am on a mission to write umpteen books on different knowledge and study topics. All sorts of study topics from pre-primary schooling to college to higher studies in medicine, engineering, science, finance, legal, and other professions are covered in these guides. My goal is to sell these with inexpensive price tags or distribute them for free so that the entire world can read and benefit from them. It would bring a lot of education to Africa and other poorer regions of the world and also to the more affluent parts of the world. So that they can become independent and more aware. So that no one can take advantage of them. So that their future also gets brighter and at par with others. So that they also get the opportunity to participate actively in the world of the future. So that contributions from all strata become more equitable, broader and boundless.
To reach more and more people in the world, these guides will be available in lots of languages. The content of these books is very unique. Almost all traditional study books emphasize the theoretical aspects of the subject. But these guides give equal importance to theoretical aspects as well as place stress on the PRACTICAL and applied aspects for better career building mentorship.