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.