Being in Std XII is no joke, I tell you! If there is anything more taxing than this phase of life, do tell me. With just a matter of time before those fatal days of exams, every student would be having himself/herself buried under that HUGE pile of books to cram up every piece of information available, from cover to cover.
To add to our misery, all the newspapers feature so-called “tips” to help us maintain a stable body and mind! Agreed, if they are published once in a while, but when they appear almost every other day, the purpose is lost! It stirs irritation and tension rather than relief!Why is there this pressure to perform? Is scoring well the only way we can get up the ladder of life? Losing half our hair, with deadly nightmares of the math paper turning out to be extremely tough, is all we experience this one year! There is hardly any time for anything else. Our lives have become more mechanical.
Is it really worth it? I completely disagree! Why always fancy wearing a doctor’s coat and a stethoscope or being good with the laws of physics and algebraic numbers? Why the blind rush to become doctors and engineers? There are so many options students don’t even care to get a look at.Art, music, theatre, cinema, literature, catering, journalism! Aren’t these also career options? Each one has in them a talent, something that is inborn. It just needs to be brought out and sharpened to suit the scenario. In a crowd, some can draw, some can address, some can sing, many can dance, some can write, some can cook while every soul can “eat” heartily! I am just trying to point out the fact that life is full of choices.
When there is so much to offer, why stick to the old beaten track? Try something new! Choose something off the books! Marks do count, because they talk for us. But remember, marks are not all that is needed in life. Right choices and timely decisions are needed! All I ask is, why not try developing your interest on something you love, rather than getting into the train of medical and engineering?I don’t say art, music, cinema and literature are easy, but when you do something you love, failures are like challenges! They make you stronger rather than creating ignorance doing something that’s forced upon you!
ASHWIN VINAYAGAMOORTHY, Full Sail University, FL (D.A.V (Mat) Hr.Sec.School pass out)
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