Even twenty years ago, an aspiring writer had to spend a lot of time and effort to convince a publisher to publish the book. The publisher used to evaluate the draft with his left brain (i.e., logic, business), instead of his right brain (i.e., art, emotion). Today the writer can just self-publish it.
Earlier, in order to buy a television, we had to depend on the guidance of a biased sales person to find out which brand and model would fit our purpose and budget. In todays world, we spent a lot of time in internet to research about the same before even going to a shop.
But these are not the agents I am talking about. I am more concerned about the agents who don't look like agents.
Corporations need employees. Employees need to differenciate themselves from others in today's competitive market, therefore they need degrees and diplomas and certifications. Educational institutions provide all these if you invest time and money on them.
In other words, the educational institutions seem to behave exctly like biased agents of those corporations. Well, most of them.
Isn't it unfortunate that compassion, empathy and generosity are not taught anywhere?
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.