What A Bull Said

(4 reviews)

Published In: 2021
ISBN: 978-9980-914-1-2
No. of Pages: 203

Book Overview

We often mistake education for schooling. We miss a great deal of lessons by fixating the concept of education with the schools, colleges, and universities. The source of knowledge is boundless and the school is simply one among many. There are knowledge, skills, values, and lessons wild and free. This book is primarily based on a story my illiterate father told me about a bull and an ox. The close cousins differ greatly in their principles at work, which are enlightening for us. Success takes some combination of the principles of these two animals. Besides, the book contains anecdotes, folktales, and words of wisdom from the age-old traditions and beliefs. The book can be described as 'Local Wisdom'.

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by Sangay Tenzin (March 25, 2022)

2 Reviews

A book of ‘Local Wisdom’ as described by the author, it is a book based on story shared by his illiterate father about a bull and an ox (story revolves around the glasses of bull and ox). Author has shared about our narrow view of education in Bhutanese society and how we groomed our future leader in the zone of education. In which he described about his idea of education, education vs. qualification, education vs. character development, education vs. career success, education vs. intelligence, and education vs. schooling (central theme of the book). Education is wild and free -One can earn education from basic thing such as doing of household chores. Schooling is one such forum to learn out of many means. The book is written based on local wisdom narrated by his father and most importantly his childhood experiences. Moreover, it contains our instinct of bull and ox in everyday works, it also brings lights on folktales, anecdotes, and wisdom of age old tradition and beliefs. I recommend this book through three views: first, (educators) our educators to review our notions on education in school. This book will help us in enlightening ‘why our teachers told lie?’ Second, (learners) our students’ concepts of education also need to change with their evolving generation. It will help students to view education in broader way –not only in school. Third, this book will also help to those people who need activation energy to start their work. I don’t think there is anyone who wouldn’t benefit from reading this book.Bow as you grow – excerpt from the Book.

by Tshering Penjor (September 03, 2021)

2 Reviews

A must read book, I would say. Typically for the person like me, born to likely vicinity of authors' and sharing the role as an educator. The anecdotes he heartily penned in the book, without doubt, brings confirmation to me (reader) that the village is no less than any other places or towns in the world. Every noun and verb,  is curriculum for an observant people like the author irrespective of the place we dwell in. This book takes you step ahead in understanding  values and beliefs shared in  villages and drawing educative conclusions. This book is, but a feast to the brain and heart to have one realized. Unfolding of the stories of Bull and Ox, Rooster and local Birds,  Billy and the Cow, Cat and the Tiger, Louse and Flea and Bamboo and licked Plate, to keep short,  keep our mind sailing fair and heart drawn. Local talks I had with the book, never bored me a second. Never to forget, this book keep you attended like listening to a genuine elder from a village.

by Choki Seldon (August 29, 2021)

1 Reviews

The book "What a Bull Said" is one of the best reads. I couldn't find a better word to describe how good the book is. It kept me glued.  Please grab one. I bet you will not regret your decision to own one. Happy reading ?

by Samten Thinley (July 25, 2021)

3 Reviews

The second book by Mr. Dorji Wangchuk, presents a series of short tales filled with wisdom and inspirations. If you are at a stage in life where laziness or boredom is an obstacle to your success story, this book will inspire you to overcome them. After all, Boredom is the Goonda boss!

I would recommend reading his first book “Mysterious Journey of my Education” and the second one in order. Then first one gives us an inspiration to read the second one, which gives us more life lessons and inspirations.

Thank you and happy reading.