A boy is a goods student.
A good student always uses time with care. When you have time to spare, do you it away? Or, do you spend it in reading a book and in developing a skill or a talent? Isaac Newton used his time conducting experiments in a laboratory, while his friends slept and played.
Often a student is confronted with disappointments and failures. What do you do then? The answer is `never given up’. There is always another chance and you must go on trying till you succeed. President Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam learnt this lesson at a very early age.
No student is ever too young to decide when to study. There is a time to work and a time to play. A sincere student knows how to manage both.
Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar, who grew up to be one of the learned men of our country, was born in an extremely poor family. His parents could not even afford to buy oil to light the lamps in their hut. But, this did not discourage him. Every night he would sit under the street light to study because during the day he had to help his mother with house- hold chores.
If Vidyasagar could find time his books so can you.
Watching television when there is home work to be done is bad management of your time. But to watch television when all your work is done is good management of time.
If studying is a chore for you, then you cannot call yourself a student at all. A true student is one who is interested in books and derives pleasure from learning and gaining knowledge. Do not forget, that `knowledge loves those who love knowledge’.
But, if studying is fun for you, then you have taken the first step to become a student.