Thursday, August 14, 2008

What do you wanna be when you grow up ?

It was just another ride in the Bombay Local for me. But little did I know that at the end, I would be in self-discovery mode.

Well this is how the story begins. I got off the train and was walking along the platform when I came across this father and daughter. The daughter was being quizzed by her father about her performance in school. There are always these uncles ie. your dads friends who want to cuddle you and they get real happy when you say something cute. So the "uncle" in question was asking the little girl, " Beta, what do you want to be when you grow up ?".

I didn't wait for her to finish. I kept walking while a flurry of thoughts just came running into my head. What did I want to be when I grew up ?

When I was 10, I wanted to be an explorer and lead teams into Africa and the Antarctic .
When I was 13, I wanted to be a nuclear physicist because I liked the whole idea of creating energy.
When I was 16, I wanted to become an officer with the IPS to serve my motherland (and still want to).
When I was in engineering, I wanted to be an advertising professional.
When I was in the himalayas, I wanted to stay there forever and become a Mountaineer with an unquenchable thirst for scaling peaks.
And in between I have wanted to be involved in Tiger conservation, Politics, Journalism and the latest on the list was movie making.
I have actually taken steps towards all these things, but somehow they have just gone into my never ending list of passions without materialising into something big.

I'm a Mechatronics engineer and an MBA to be. I'm 21 years old and have no clue where I will end up. The thought of the future doesn't really scare me. I know that wherever I go, whatever I do, I will do it with immense enthusiasm and have a lot of fun. These are a few advantages of being an optimist I'm afraid.

But I will take comfort in the fact that in article I once read, it said that the most interesting people did not know what they wanted even when they were 40. I guess I will end up being one of those "interesting" people.

For now I will focus on Saving the world from Environmental Hazards as I'm being trained to do.

So until I want to be something else in life, Au revoir and remember Que Sera Sera, whatever will be will be, the future's not ours to see, Que sera sera.


Anonymous said...

Yes indeed..u r one of those 'interesting people' :)


vindhya said...

nuclear physicist huh. cool!
we lost a genius! :(
its more about how you do it than what you did. but i guess the kick's in the latter. :)
if you so you wanna beed me :
egyptologist since 4th grade.
now - WHO official.
leaving out romances with ideas of marine biologist off the great barrier reef and wild life conservationist in africa.

whatever the idea. central theme running through is to be HAPPY. and that..dude you've got in plenty

Unknown said...

The list is just as crazy as you are! I too am pretty sure you'd enjoy doing anything (rather many things!) you do.

Anonymous said...

...and here's where we differ, optimism is SO not my forte.

juli alias Arun said...

nicce one aaddii...
anukunnadi okati
ainadi okati ...
boltaa padindi lee bul bul pitta

Anonymous said...

your MBA shall help you serve the WORLD!! and not just our nation :)

chetan shetty said...

guess if one knew where one was heading the journey wont be fun anymore cause it would be so predictable...its fun getting lost and rediscovering a whole new meaning to 'goal' when you find something beyond your wildest imagination...and then move on to something even better..

Ratzzz said...

Hmm.. i remember my papa saying me once..

Papa: when i was 13 year old, i wanted to ride a Banana boat down the amazon.. now this little daughter of mine wants to find cure for Brain tumor at 13.. wr is world going..
Me: Banana Boat?? u cant sit in a banana papa...

Prachi said...

i still can't imagine u can write sooooo well...

Anonymous said...

hi addiiii ,....god bless u with what ever u want to be grt one i just was njoying every sentence what u have written and i know what ever u have written i was in the same stage once bt i think i have to change,"i am still in that situation " dont where i will end be optimistic all throghout that will be the strength to u ....

all the best and have fun tc

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