The phrase “life skills” refers to the skills which we acquire at home, schools and colleges in order to deal with the challenges of life effectively, in order to obtain our objectives by utilizing our full potential. It is important for any teenager to imbibe these skills to navigate through their life smoothly. These life skills can be as simple as like fixing a torn button, making a bed , laying a table, preparing a sandwich , cleaning and mending, how to dress for special occasions etc.
Nelson Mandela said “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” These ‘Life skills’ aptly reflect the essence of this line, that true education does not mean only studying the standard subjects but also imbibing special skills in life. Geography and Geometry are definitely important but installing a ceiling fan in a bedroom, bargaining in a shop, changing a flattened tyre are some of the skills one must accomplish during their high school days for a smooth future.
Some of the key areas of Life skills are – communication skills, decision making, critical
thinking, empathy, self control etc. which act as ore to sail through life. Thus the varied
challenges of life can be handled well only if the young adults are equipped with these life skills. It has now become the demand of the hour and you certainly can’t be left out. So get up and explore the skills you need to focus on to make your future confident and secure.
Department of English
Future Campus School,Sonarpur