We need escape velocity for fly(ing)She wanted to fly, she liked aircraft, she thought of becoming a pilot, but her parents refused to it. They said a girl from a conservative family should not think in that way. She obliged, studied hard, got a government job, but still passionate about aircraft and now she wants her son to become a pilot.
This was the scenario in any middle class Indian family, though it is changing with times. The hopes of a child are dashed at the very beginning and at times because of obvious family pressure. Everybody wants to fly high and come out with flying colours, but for many, success remains elusive. They think their wings are clipped by somebody else and hesitate to try things for one more time. We read a lot of success stories, but in almost all the stories a failure is hidden between the lines. Success is always glorified but we hardly try to learn how it is achieved. There is a tendency among many of us to not give something new a try. It's because of the fear of what others might think if we do not succeed. We think of our own success in terms of others thought about us and loose hope in the middle. We love to stay inside a triangle consisting of NO, I CANNOT & IMPOSSIBLE at each side. It is this imaginary triangle that limits the possibilities. Those who have the 'escape velocity' come out of the triangle with flying colours. Now what is the diet for gaining this escape velocity? It's hard work, perseverance, sticking to the objective and happiness of mind. There cannot be any shortcut to fly(ing).
This is my entry to the TOW Contest