Daily Post Prompt : Jeopardize

In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Jeopardize

Going back to my childhood, the thought comes to mind, did I endanger my education by being so laid back when I was seven years old?

At that age I never knew the importance of studying hard. I had classmates who were only interested to score hundred percent or close in an ordinary test. This never crossed my mind, yes I had no intention of failing, at the same time I did not try to score full marks in any subject.

My favorite subjects were, Spelling and Moral Science, I enjoyed doing well in them, I  did not think about my classmates, doing better.

In those days if anyone asked me what was my aim in life, I’m more than sure I would have said,”I don’t know.”

When I was fourteen my eldest brother said one day, “I will marry you off to a farmer, if you are not serious in your studies.”

This  warning  scared me. I knew if Dad was alive, he wouldn’t have threatened me. Mom I knew would take my brother’s side. I studied to impress him, I truly lacked the competitive spirit.

It was  in the university I realized I must do better in my courses. I was nineteen when I  understood it was my last chance to be successful.

It took twelve years to know, time was running out, I could not jeopardize my education. It was important for me to have a goal in life. This realization forced me to get serious.

I was lucky I  knew the difference between success and failure!

…………………………………….. 🙂



6 thoughts on “Daily Post Prompt : Jeopardize

  1. Dear Ranu,

    Thank you for sharing this post which is certainly a story of success. Your success! 🙂

    All good wishes,


  2. My dearest sister,

    This is indeed a success story, and I think that it depicts a strong will and a noble heart. This can be a very good example of what we are discussing in our online course too – the significance of human will in the process of education. If you think it’s appropriate, please share it in the online course too :).

    Since we started a discussion on this topic in the course, I have been thinking of other details too which you have shared about your education that can be shared as positive examples.

    Thanks for this uplifting story of success. 🙂

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