Born in India? Are you an Engineer or doctor? True dreams, passion, do they exist? Are they being chased by this generation?
This is an extremely complex topic. I don’t know how to write about it straight and thus I will begin with the fact that it varies from person to person.
I myself studied non-medical in school and wanted to be an engineer. Please mind the fact that I did not even know how many types of engineering are there and what sort of work does an engineer do actually. I was never forced for it by my parents but I chose that as everybody I knew or I was close to was doing it. However when I was shortlisted in a college for Mechanical Engineering, I thought that this was not me (I had a little bit knowledge about the field by then).
I was drawn towards the field of animation and visual effects. My cousin was doing it and I was immersed with whole interest into it. So I decided to pursue that. I completed that along with my graduation in English Hons. but I’m still looking for a job. Now all my close friends went up with engineering and most of them have a decent job. So sometimes, I do think that life would have been much better if I had gone with the wind.
I took up a job of content writing after some time. I left it and pursued with freelance. I started my own website and I also started blogging. With time, writing has become a passion. I want to write a book and I will definitely write one in future. Of course what I don’t know is the path that I will have to go through to achieve my dream (you need to earn your bread right?). All I know is that I will fight my way through and one day I will.
All these years, my parents have always supported me with my decisions. Most of them were wrong though but they seemed right at that moment. As for my friends, not all are happy with their jobs. Yes, they have a decent job and pursuing their own field but they don’t find interest in that now. Some of them are happy as well.
In India, some children are definitely forced to pursue with doctorate or engineering. But there are so many cases where children don’t know anything other than these two careers. All they have heard all their lives is about these two fields. So they find their dreams in them and not all are happy with the end results even if they get settled. There are so many celebrities who were pursuing engineering and dropped out to continue with their passion. You can Google the names and you will be shocked.
So I will say that true dreams and passion do exist. Eventually a person finds out his dream or passion and if the person is a courageous one, that dream is definitely chased. These days, there are so many opportunities for talents in so many fields. Let us not go far, there are so many aspiring authors who are blogging right now. There are so many websites which have made their blogging experience worthwhile and have been giving them so many opportunities to stand tall. Thus if you want to convert your dream into reality, you will definitely chase it and put in efforts.
It is not about the generation on whole. It is more about the individual. Parents these days have started understanding their children and most of them support their ambitions. With time, more exposure is being offered to various other fields as well. You just need to find the right path and you can definitely live your dreams.
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