If you are an Indian, I am sure that atleast once in your life you have come across these lines ;
“ I was a Doctor so my son will also become a Doctor”, “ I graduated from IIT so my daughter too will go to IIT” or say “ I studied from Delhi University so my child will also study from there”
If not, then I doubt on your nationality 😀 Every time the question “ Kya Socha ?” arises , the above lines assault the ears of the child.
These are some old school thoughts that need to be changed. Parents need to realize that there is life beyond IIT. In this fast pacing world you can’t limit the child’s imagination with the chops of 80’s and 90’s. Times have changed and so does the opportunity scenarios. You can’t survive in 2016 with the mindset of 1980’s. There are plenty of opportunities in other universities too.The overall culture of the university may play as big a role in your future success as your degree. Figuring out what really matters to you will help you narrow the field when choosing a university, and you may discover some options that hadn’t even been in your radar! It’s time that we alter our perception with the transforming environment. Here’s an interesting video by LPU that showcases the importance of right decision making :
Every time you make a decision, you step ahead on the staircase and as a result every decision matters in the long run. As it is rightly said “You are the captain of your own ship”. So it’s important to think twice before making a decision. In this competitive world, you have to deviate your mindset from “Think” to #ThinkBig. Parents have to act as a custodian to the children and correctly guide them for the future.
I will conclude this post with the words of wisdom from Steve Jobs,”Our time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. STAY HUNGRY, STAY FOOLISH”