I’ve been trying a lot of things these days to connect my 9-year old son Chaitanya with a variety of new learnings – in life, human behaviour, how the mind works, ethics, and how to develop good lifelong habits.
To say that I have been successful in making this connection would be an overstatement. There are some aspects about such learning that he easily connects with and loves what I show or tell him. But like most kids, his mind wanders away frequently, towards things that he finds more interesting and engaging.
Now, either I could worry about his lack of concentration on a few things that would really matter as he grows up, or I could let him just be himself and learn whatever he enjoys learning. Over a period of time, I have become more inclined towards the latter.
So, it was without doubt that I loved it when I read a 100-year old letter Albert Einstein wrote to his 11-year old, Hans Albert, where he laid down the secret to learning anything.