Recently a friend of mine committed an unsuccessful suicide attempt. Reason: he failed, for the second time, in class 12 examination. The day I reached home, I was welcomed by this horrible news. I went to the hospital to see him. Believe me, to see someone you love lying on the hospital bed in a pathetic condition is the last thing you ever want to see. Well that’s life. You have to make yourself hard to encounter its harsh and cruel realities.
Looking at him, I remembered the day when our class 10 results were out. He wanted to take commerce and intended to take fashion designing further on. He has no aptitude for science and he knew it very well. His father wanted him to take science. Actually his father’s friend, whose son (Neetish) was also in our class and got 93%, in class 10, was the reason why his father forced him to study science. His father’s friend had his own logic. He said that if someone does his class 12 from science, he has several options open like engineering, architecture etc.
Our country runs on marks. His father was impressed with Neetish’s marks and considered Neetish’s father as a god of parenting. So, my friend’s father blindly followed his friend and my friend took science. The result?? He was going to lose his son. Five fingers of our hand are not equal, similarly everyone’s mind is not the same. Someone may get 90%, someone else 65%, but one thing is for sure, everyone has some sort of talent. What Neetish has in studies, may be my friend has similar aptitude in designing. Now, my friend is recovering from the disappointment and his parents are ready to do what he wants. Perhaps this is the effect of the suicide attempt, where God also failed him. If his parent had learnt this lesson three years earlier, perhaps right now, his son would be the proud asset of any NIFT.
God bless him.
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