Tuesday, May 16

Loyalty to whom?

School students (10th / 12th std) commiting suicide succumbing exam pressures :( !!!

What is it worth? The entire populous is flocking towards the same crap - software / medicine, just to cash in #-o. And look at what is being made of the next generation - an army of great loyal minds, BRAVO!!!

NO to creativity. I am not exagerating the situation here, for its not been very different when I left school. Just that I was more obsessed with what I liked more than what the system liked, and yeah I was seared among the mediocre cadre *sigh*, like I care. Guess not everyone gets away as I did.

What I don't understand is why thrust this obsession of being #1? Worse yet, these people get lost in pursuit of being the top. Why should everyone aspire to become some bill-gates or narayanamurthy? In India #1 has no meaning, for at every corner u'd find a #1. Every parent wants to brag of their kid studying at the premium of institutes abroad, so that they'd sell like hot cakes in the bridal bazaar.

Why not let people be what they are good at? Most human's are much better of being creative rather than loyal servants to some secure system (job) and the institution of scuffling, reproduction and free lifetime support. Being all but thyself :-?, or being more of an animal than that which defines a human.

All that you take with you to your old age and beyond is a personal sense of satisfaction. No money, no accolades, neither an immortal name if you do manage to. Only memories of having lived the way you want to, having done all that you want to, having said all that you have to and the satiation of having lived for thyself.

A request to all those who get to read this, esp Indian's. Let the next generation live up to their dreams, and not yours. Be their guide, not their master.

4 Comments:

At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 5:42:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

I really like this post Samy...u've got a great point here...whatever we do in our lives as our professions, what we eventually need is self-satisfaction.

As Indians, we always strive for the BEST...nothing but the BEST. Indian parents have so much expectations from their kids that they feel there's nothing greater in life than being a top doctor/engineer or some great revolutionist! And it's often too late when these kids realise that that's not what life really is...we r all made different, we all have skills and limits, we all have likes and dislikes...just sticking to what we r good at and what we enjoy is, what really matters...

how sad that some even go to the extent of killing themselves from just exam pressures!!


**All that you take with you to your old age and beyond is a personal sense of satisfaction. No money, no accolades, neither an immortal name if you do manage to.

Spot on Samy!


Thanks for this post!

Keshi.

 
At Tuesday, May 16, 2006 8:35:00 PM, Blogger SamY said...

glad u buy it as well :)

** just sticking to what we r good at and what we enjoy is, what really matters

hav u heard of ppl do things coz they *have to*? thnx to some liabilities / commitment ... guess there r some practicalities to it

** how sad that some even go to the extent of killing themselves from just exam pressures!

after all they are kids ... how much can they handle? u brainwash em into believing low score is then end n what dyu expect em to do? no all kids survive it :( ... it upto the parents to help carry their kids through which I feel was proly missin in this case

 
At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 5:03:00 PM, Blogger senthil natarajan said...

that was a nice post...but what i think is, in india i reckon one's aspiration is greatly influenced by the society and why not?? every other job doesnt give u "the money"...
now the question of money or job satisfaction comes... and in india these are two separate entities and people would choose money(not everyone ofcourse)...
now in some time, say that plumbing job gets to the number one position in terms of monitary benifits, then i reckon everyone would start aiming for that...
western countries the scne is different evry damn job gives you a decent money... reason- the socio economic pyramid is not as steep as we see in india...difference between a rich man and a poor man in india would owning a car and having one meal a day... this situation has to change... and lets hope we see it in our life time

 
At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 7:08:00 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

Samy I never was forced to do what I didnt like...my parents were very liberal as I was growing up...I was a natural at doing things I liked the most and also doing it to the best of my ability. SO I never felt forced. But I have seen my cousins and friends being put on pressure by their parents to do well in school/uni and even work! It's terrible to have such over-ambitious parents...I guess Im lucky to have had my kind of parents.

Keshi.

 

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