WE don’t live our lives. WE just exist.
Let me tell you about our current lifestyle as an Engineer.
We are born.
We are taken to kinder-garden at a tender age to start our competition and life rolls on.
We are enrolled in various classes not because we like them but because our parents think it suits our family status or the other kid in the neighborhood is enrolled.
We struggle and score good marks in our 10th Standard only to ensure that We struggle two more years 11th and 12th.
We hardly study 11th properly, all that we do in those two years is study the 12th standard syllabus and vomit what we studied all over the answer paper to score good marks in 12th.
We get a good score and then we join the engineering college which assures us of good job in a MNC.
We struggle for 4 years to complete the engineering and then get a job in MNC.
We see our first pay packet and then we either shoot out or save it.
Once we get a job in MNC, all that we dream of is going to US.
Once we are in US, we just cram up to save up money not even thinking of visiting places.
We save some amount of money which is our “achievement” so that we can buy a property back home.
Parents want us to get married with someone who is also an engineer so that, both can raise a family.
All that the two does is, with the initial investment from the boy and the gal they buy a property outside the city. (Can’t afford one inside the city!)
Since the money wont be sufficient to buy, they take a loan to ensure they pay the EMI for rest of the life.
They end up with an apartment or house with 2 or 3 Bedrooms and with 1 or 2 kids.
We lead a life like this “mediocre life” and die one day.
And the world does not even know that there was someone who was alive all these while.
Make your presence felt.
What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived.
It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead.
– Nelson Mandela