We often call India ‘A developing country’ but is it really? We often get confused in ‘A developed country’ and ‘A developing country’ Maybe, the reason is quite clear. India, where even dreams are not free. Where dreams gets suppressed for many reasons. That’s why we lack behind in every manner, in cultures, in education and many more…This article/story is of one boy who suffers from this type of situation.
"Rohan, seventeen (17) year old boy, who just completed his Higher Education (Class 10+2) and was waiting for his results. His parents were very curious about his future education like every parents. And they have every right to be curious as they were his parents. Rohan was still waiting for the results, though he was a science student, he was really interested in reading and writing.
As the day passes, his parents started asking him about the future studies or probably I would say they started asking “What he want to be in future?” The question was really simple. But only Rohan knows how difficult it was to answer. He wanted to study ‘Literature’. He was thinking, thinking and just thinking..(maybe he was frightened) And one day, his parents told him that he should be an Architect. It means they want him to be an Architect. And it was final decision, no questions asked, he was forced to be an Architect. Rohan was broke (Not physically but mentally for sure) And it was insane.
And the results were out! He secured good rank and it was time for further admission. He was still frightened, can’t concentrate on anything. Lost somewhere. Alone. At last, he applied for Architecture though he didn’t wanted to. Just because his parents told him to do so.
(You may have remembered ‘Farhan’ from the movie ‘3 idiots’ after reading this. So far as we all know, he succeeded to convince his parents about his passion. But many ‘Farhan’ are still out there, scared)
So, who was wrong? Rohan? or his parents? ‘Rohan, because he didn’t had guts to talk about his passion’ or ‘His parents, who were surely thinking about his bright future…yeah maybe by ruining his dream’ This is difficult to answer but it’s a fact.
(I came across one very strange yet lucid question. It was from a book “The Habit Of Winning” by ‘Prakash Iyer’. The answer is up to you..)
Question: When a ten-year-old is fond of reading and can bowl a cricket ball reasonably quick but is weak at mathematics, what do we do? We send him to maths tuition, not to a class for writing skills or cricket coaching sessions. Why?