Before I begin, I must tell you that this is an article based on my personal experience. While it might not be relatable for all, it is something that has shaped my life immensely. So please keep an open mind and continue reading.
To begin with, I would like to give you an idea of what my family is like in respect to the importance we give to education. I come from a typical middle class Indian household, the only difference being that I always grew up in a nuclear family. My father has studied law and my mother has studied commerce. My grandparents, both paternal and maternal are well educated and were successful in their respective careers. All my relatives have completed their graduation and post- graduation. My paternal grandfather, who now stays with us, continues to sit with a dictionary to this day and learn a new word every day. He has made it his mission in life to teach me as much as he can. I know that the minute I return home from work, he will call me in his room, give me a random word and ask me its meaning. Usually I get it right and he nods in appreciation. Sometimes though, I am absolutely clueless, and this is when he’ll sit me down and explain it to me. My father, to this day learns something new each day and he makes sure to pass on the knowledge to me.