What did childhood readers do to us?
It “conditioned” us for the rest of our lives. It fooled us into a fantasy and kept many of us waiting for a customized version of a typical fairy tale.
Ivan Petrovich Pavlov (1849 – 1936) proved how conditioning makes us accept certain things and provoke us.
Thinking that certain things were meant to happen but they did not..
Feeling you wanted to derive out of this life something much more than this
We re conditioned to think so.. conditioned to do so
Life is very busy. It is moving at the speed of light. It is a race, where, if you u lose your focus, there you go, YOUR OUT!
Whenever i get time to look up from the too-occupied desk of my life, to whats happening around me, there are some people who never fail to amaze(or amuse) me.
These are the ones who are far lagging behind in the race. They are the ‘out’ ones. They hardly care about the race, if at all. They, however, remind me of some ground realities.
These people, who i am refering to, the ‘out’ ones, they are too consumed in their day to day petty issues, their short-run goals, their indian soap-opera look alike lives, they just dont have anything else (anything productive) going on for them
They are in a constant pursuit to pull each others’ legs. They have one aim: to prove others wrong, to prove oneself right.
They will be occupied in the fabrication of schemes that comes to the benefit of none.
I blame the culture, the upbringing and the LACK OF EDUCATION for such (a viral) infection in our society.
I am a strong believer of ‘progressing as a nation’, but when the seeds are infected, little can you expect of the tree itself.
‘You’ll always know what kind of job you DONT want, but you will never know the kind you really want.’
These were the words of my MBA professor few months ago; 6 months before I landed in my current job.
I kept thinking if this was true, and I suppose i will continue to do so. I have put this forward as a challenge for myself. I have set out in a pursuit to know the kind of job I really want. Only time will tell if I ll be successful or not.
I believe trail and error is one way to learn, especially in this case. Until I have not tried my apptitude and luck in different verticals and different domains, how would I know which one i really want to stick with?
I wonder how many people around me have been in their respective industries for years, never ever testing their true potential. But then again, do we have time and resources to play trail and error for most part of our practical lives?
This is why many universities now offer career planning councelling. What a blessing it must be for those it has ‘actually’ benefitted. For people like me, we re still wandering ‘aimfully’ to find our perfect match!