SSC Results.   
Jun,18,2010
 

Here is an article I wrote for Mid Day.

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The SSC results are about to be announced and this takes me back to my school days. I remember being petrified of exams, even more petrified of the results. The red lines on my report card were demeaning, disheartening, and most discouraging. How could I face my friends and family? Shame! Broken self-esteem.

I remember I used to have nightmares. In fact, after having put in a distance of more than 20 years between myself and my last exam, I still havenít managed to escape the cold fear of exams and results. I still wake up with the shivers after a nightmare about going blank in front of a question paper with time running out.

I am sure there many children out there who go through similar emotions and are currently in a state of panic about the impending SSC results. Kids, donít be afraid. Just chill. All izzz well!

Donít look upon the SSC Boards as a milestone in your life, itís just another stone with many miles on it! You have a long way to go and many more important exams to face. Not the school or college exams, but the exams of life. And those are the ones to be prepared for. The mark sheets to look out for are not the ones printed on some paper, but the ones on the faces of the people you love. Those are the mark sheets that matter. Bring a smile on the face of your mother, father, brother, sister, son, daughter, friend, and you have done well in the exam of life.

I remember that the one person who always gave me strong support and encouragement even after bad results was my father. My mom would complain and tell him that I had failed in Marathi or History or something and he would laugh it off and say ďWhat? You failed in only 2 subjects? I always failed in at least 4!Ē ďDonít worry about exams,Ē he always said, ďjust have a good time in school and be honest.Ē Honesty was always a big one for him. It genuinely never bothered him that I had done badly. And when I look back now I realize that it was probably because of his utter and absolute belief in me, and his strong support, that I grew up with confidence in myself. Had he lost faith in me I would NEVER have been able to reach where I have in life, and achieve what I have.

Parents, there is a strong lesson here for all of us. Tomorrow the SSC results will be out. I want each of you to remember that we need to accept our children as they are. Your child might fail, or get average marks, or might miss by half a percent the result that you may desire, either way, I want you to accept him/her as he/she is. Is the mark sheet more important or is your child more important?

Do not be disappointed with one exam. Life has so much to offer. Each one of us is special. And for each one of us to do well in life we need the encouragement and support of the people who love us, especially our parents. REMEMBER THE MARK SHEET OF LIFE. And this mark sheet has only 3 subjects Ė love, caring and happiness. Fame, success and money are calculated on some other mark sheet, and they cannot compete with the value of love, caring and happiness. Let us, as parents, not to fail in the exam of life. Remember our face is also a mark sheet, as is the face of our beloved child. Let us see really high scores on each and every face this time!

This exam, no matter what the marks of the child, I want every parent to hug his/her child when they come home with their results. Try it, and see the power of love. See what it did to me when I came home to my father.

This exam I would like teachers and principals to click photos NOT WITH THE TOPPERS but with the students who have not done as well. Reach out not to the toppers but to the ones at the other end. Give them your encouragement and support, they need it much more.

Kids, any problems with your parents, show them TZP and 3i. You have the power to change the world no matter how much you have scored in your exams. The whole wide world is ahead of you to enjoy and contribute to in small and big ways.

By the way, did any of you know what Gandhiji scored in his Matriculation Exams (which is equivalent to our SSC boards today)?

40%.

Now do you believe me?

 
Posted by Aamir Khan at 01:17 AM
 
1862 Comments  Post Comment Aamir's Responses
 
 
1862 Comments
 
1822. Neerajbudhiraja
Posted on Jul,13,2010 at 12:49 AM
haha sounds more like my story.

 
1821. apoorvaa
Posted on Jul,12,2010 at 08:26 PM
Hi aamir!
i admire your acting, your movies and your dedication and
perfection. I'm an animation student and studied animation film
language which is little different from live action film
language. But your films creates so much interest in me..that Now
i am planning to do my p.g. course in Film Direction. And i wish
that someday I'll make films like you and I'm definitely going to
cast you in my film.Be ready for it...:) Here's is a
link for my work (blog). If you get time from your busy
schedule,
just have a look..... type this:
http://apoorva-mosesparena.blogspot.com
please give some feedback.

love n peace.


 
1820. rohit_25
Posted on Jul,11,2010 at 02:11 PM
hello aamir sir..
i m rohit from lucknow...i m big fan of urs...n i really
appreciate ur pefectionist behaviour...it really works in ur
movie...bst of luck sir ji...

 
1819. Ehtisham1
Posted on Jul,11,2010 at 09:57 AM
Salam Sir., Hats off to u sir I think u r rite the hidden msg I
find after reading this article is not to compare ur children
with others each n every person has his own skills and we have to
expose them...., Well I don't knw that u'll read this comment or
not bt I wana say sme thing that since I've started watching
movies I became ur fan n no one can replace that place u have
made in our hearts..... U r nt just a king of Bollywood bt also U
rule over the millions of the heart......

 
1818. cvinitak
Posted on Jul,10,2010 at 11:25 PM
Well, Hello Sir.:-)

Though I know you wont read this :P

Still would like to say, you write great! your SSC board result
thing.. brought tears to me.. just as 3 idiots did.. :'P you
actually write great and i feel you should now look forward to
write books... really... its an art which most dont have, you are
an inspirational writer and make people believe what you say,
which is truth as a matter of fact! :-}
Liked your way of seeing Life, and no doubt, why are you so
successful...not the fame thing, nope, but successful in terms of
people's hearts! :)
Whole of india loves you, and this world would be a heaven, if
people think like you!

Wish you luck for Peepli and Hope to see your good work in
Future!

One of your Fan,
Vinita :-)

 
1817. adityakrip
Posted on Jul,10,2010 at 07:57 AM
lovely post !!

 
1816. penguine
Posted on Jul,10,2010 at 04:39 AM
You don't need to score high to be smart. Lots of people can
prove that, Bill Gates even my boss who left school at 16 now
runs a multimillion dollar company.

 
1815. Larisaa
Posted on Jul,10,2010 at 02:17 AM
" I want You to know *..... " sorry please :)

 
1814. Larisaa
Posted on Jul,09,2010 at 04:29 PM
Sorry for mistakes :( I was nervous. Kisses

 
1813. Larisaa
Posted on Jul,09,2010 at 04:26 PM
HI, my name is Larisa. Iam student in Romania. I read your blog
and comments from fans for a while bun I never thought to write
you something beacause.. I don`t know.. I preferred to be behind
them. I admire you very much as a man and actor and.. you look
great!! I listen to ypur musica every time and let me tell you
that your voice is incredibile..as your smile. I want to know
that here, in Romania in this little town Where I live, is a girk
whom you won her heart and respect for you.
I can not wait to see your next movies. Love :x

 
 
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