The final semester results just came in last night. And out of nowhere I got that feeling that one always gets before seeing any kind of result. That pukish feeling in the stomach came in first followed by the funny feeling n the head as I slowly waited for the pink line in my browser to reach the destination. And then there it was. I had cleared with good grades. By good grades I mean according to me because I had fared so badly.
And yeah lets come to the how did I feel part. I felt HAPPY. Not the top of the world or on cloud nine happy. It was a simple happy. But I truly believe it’s all because the good Lord had an inside job on this. Without him clearing a mountain of around fifty or so really crappy and utterly baseless papers would have been impossible. Faith as small as a mustard seed sure does move mountains. I stand an example.
So why was it a simple happy? Putting aside the fact that it is official that I survived through engineering, I felt like an absolute idiot who has wasted four precious years of her life. In India most of the parents blindly push their kids into a specific college because of so many factors. They forget the simple fact that if a kid doesn’t do what he likes, all his life he is going to mull over it. And the only two professions their eyes are trained to look at is engineering or medicine. If you don’t get enough marks to get into medicine they push you into engineering. But if you’re super rich that kid is doomed he goes into medicine.
And we can’t blame the parents alone for this stuck up mindset. It is with the students too. We always make a fuss over everything be it food or clothes or pocket money or whatever we talk back. But the one moment that we really need to talk back and that too very strongly talk back is when you make an important decision as this. And more than half of us fail at that.
Most of my college mates hated engineering and there was not one day that people did not curse it. Yet right now everybody goes on face book saying feeling accomplished yaay I’m finally an engineer n all of that usual drama. And all i look at them and say is seriously dude are you an engineer? Well if mugging up and vomiting on the exam sheet makes you an engineer. Congrats you are one!
Dear people please wake up and think. Don’t be stuck up still. Go out explore things. Try to bury the stereotypes. Do what you like; you will surely be the best at it. Money doesn’t matter, happiness does. It’s not like I’m different. I’m one of you too, trying slowly to stand on my own. More of crappy thoughts ill save for later. See ya! 🙂