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1 : “I shall prepare for the IIT JEE. I want a degree from IIT. My father also passed out from IIT.”
2 : “Oh! That’s great, so you want to become an engineer then IIT is one of the good choices.”
3 : “What is an engineer?”
Good morning, this is the “Real Situation” reporting live from the whole of India.
A bright father and a poorly informed, confused son is the ultimate combination in India.
India is driven crazy by academics, but that should be the positive side of India. Unfortunately, when it is confused with the “Legacy” issues it becomes a disaster.
It is a wild misconception that people want an engineer or a doctor at home and force their children to study so. They are not concerned with the degree; they are actually concerned with the legacy. Once we have an engineer at home, so will his off springs become one.
Things needed to be done are a bit of grooming, pressurizing and he will be an engineer some day…………
So our legacy remains as of being an engineer.
Apart from the field of engineering, we have a family with a jaw dropping twenty two lawyers (courtesy KBC), actors who can win national awards are sons and daughters of Lifetime award winners and just to go to the base, a property dealer’s son is again a property dealer.
Can’t this world be a bit creative and rather than thinking about legacy why don’t they think about what that boy/girl wants to do. This problem is prevalent in India and so does it show up in the world statistics.
Even if a micro percent of this population were groomed well enough in sports we could have possibly won all the medals in any National or International games being all gold. We do not need overtake China on the count of Engineers because we surely cannot do that in case of Olympics total medals leave alone gold.
What are so many engineers going to do. Oh yes!!… I know, create unemployment.
Although we might say it’s an indifferent world but it is the one that creates all the difference in our lives. We go by the norms set by our society and so does everybody follow it. Breaking away from the normal woven path is difficult and sometimes confusing too, as some force themselves to think that the path they are in is the way of following their heart. Sometimes it becomes difficult to identify your true talent.
In India, we should try and not follow the legacy pattern. This pattern leads to utmost confusion in the individual himself and he follows a path he least likes to. We need people who firstly identify the child’s talent, let their children do something different from the norms set, believe in them for whatever they do and help them while in crisis or confusion.
Change is required in the way of thinking, acting and believing……..
In believing that
“Change always comes with bearing gifts”- Price Pritchett