One of the hardest things in life to do is trying to accept yourself for who you are. Unfortunately most people don’t get to the accepting themselves stage until they are older. Even at childhood itself, you wouldn't feel much comfortable in your academics when comparing with a brilliant pal in your class. There comes a certain time in your life when you just say ‘I can’t please everybody, so I am going to be myself’ and you accept yourself. It’s a very powerful thing to be able to do this, it’s just a pity we couldn’t do it when we were younger or elder.
Obviously there are exceptions to the rule, there are a lot of younger people who have accepted themselves and don’t try and please everybody. Accept in the sense, YOU ARE ALWAYS UNIQUE in comparing with others in every aspect. It's something like a sketch pens pack containing pens of variable colors.
First, let me talk about studies. When a child reaches a certain age, they need to choose whether they want to enter the arts or the science stream. Some parents might want their child to take up arts, and some might want their child to take up science. A child that is interested in arts might get pressured by their parent choice, and hence follow what their parents want, and not their own choice, exactly like what I have did years back. My dad wanted me to do science. At the end, I choose to go for science because I didn’t want to break my dad’s hopes and dreams. I have to be another person just for my dad’s sake.
Secondly, I want to talk about career. Some parents want their child to become a doctor, some want their child to become an engineer, psychologist, geologist, and all sorts of career. A child couldn’t decide his own choice of career, which is a sad case and happens every now and then. They get restricted to choose their own career, and what worsen the whole thing is that the restriction comes from their own parents. At this point, some...