Never impose your will on your children for their careersMovies like 3 idiots did talk about this menace. This might be a bit of a harsh word, but it is indeed a menace. Parents who are guided merely by the commercial success of someone whom they see in some profession, seek to impose such of their likes and likes on their children. In spite of the Covid menace, there are parents who drastically search for some "connection", to ensure that they get the seat they want in some branded school. And as they often say, the rest is "history".
It is not. There is no history at all. Soon after the drifting of the child starts. He or she merely gets a degree but follows his passion. We have often seen some television artists or even film directors who openly admit that they became engineers to satisfy their parents but later wanted to just stick to their passion. Behind many a success story, there is some such story. In some cases, the parents are not graduates and might have a farming background.
Whatever be the case, it is now the onus of the teachers and career counselors to educate the parents on the huge range of courses available and then educate them to identify what comes to their children as a natural flow of their passion. Even identifying this is difficult, but sometimes it is embedded deep in the minds of the person. The entire class laughed when he said he wanted to become a film director. Yet, after years of struggle, Mr. A.R. Murugadoss, who has managed to give some of the best masala action movies in Tamil and even Hindi with the actor Vijay, had this dream.
After all, life is full of struggle but not for those who slog it out and do not deviate from their chosen path of their inner urges.