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I feel that your prepare seriously for six months and make a sincere attempt from Indian Civil Services Examination. If you feel after a sincere attempt that it is not your cup of tea, then join your family business and work sincerely for success.
Everything is upto you. But whatever you chose to do, do it with all seriousness. Half-hearted attempt won't give you success.
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Even this challenging situation would ease
For you there is something basic infrastructure and people who have experience to help and propel you in this regard. If there is a spark of an entrepreneur in you, and you can identify that, then I suggest you involve in the family business line. You can render wonderful service to society by conducting the school well, increasing its standard and producing responsible and able citizen who are in demand everywhere. You can thus be a facilitator to grow more IAS, more entrepreneurs, army personnel. accountants etc. But if you really hate business, then don't take up in a half hearted way.
Even by involving in business also you can study more, now in specialising and enhancing knowledge and expertise in the filed of your business.
You are an educated person and matured as well. So, any decision taken by you should be taken after due consideration of every related aspect.
I have promises to keep and miles to go before I sleep.
Basically the interests vary from person to person. Some people will have interest in business. Some may be interested in IAS. I suggest you to think twice and take a decision which you feel is apt. Before that consider the following few lines also.
You have to work hard,study well face preliminaries,then final and then interview. If you clear you may become IAS. As an IAS officer you may have to work under a minister. A MLA or MP may trouble you for favours. Although you want to be very reasonable,other colleagues may not allow you.
Your Father has already created a base for you and showing a path. As an educated young man, you can use all your skills in rendering good education to many students. They may become big scientists,engineers or doctors and the make you proud. Some of them may become an IAS officer.You will have the satisfaction of producing some Indian citizen who are loyal to the country.
These points are for your consideration only. You can take a decision as you like. If I have to take a call I will go with father.
School is a different picture altogether. As many of you have mentioned, it will be a way of working for the society and creating a superior generation down the line, I completely agree. I want to work for the society and will be satisfied if I can do something to improve it.
Your suggestions opened up my mind and am obliged.