This post is dedicated to one of my oldest childhood friends. We have been together in school right from the elementary classes. So, it’s been quite a long association. We were in same class, except during 9th and 10th standard when we were separated based on our choice of language. He chose Hindi and I took Sanskrit. But, we were soon together in the same class once again. Both of us opted for science stream, with a dream to become great doctors! We had a very small batch of medical stream students, less than 25. All of us wanted to crack Pre-Medical test. It’s altogether a different thing, that only one of us could do that! 🙂 Yeah you guessed it right-my friend. Rest either drifted to other streams (I being one of them! :P) or took admission by acquiring paid seats. 😦
But, today after chatting with him, I felt really sad and disappointed. 😦 We all know about the lack of seats in Medical colleges in India (Thanks to ever increasing population and reservations!.) You really need to have good stars to get admission in PG. 👿 Because of lack of sufficient seats in India (for the General category), my friend has gone to US to appear for an exam. There too he is facing some hurdles due to difference in educational structure. He wants to become an orthopedic but to study ortho in US requires the candidate should have written research papers, publications and have good credentials. No second thought, our Indian educational system is a far cry. So, right in the beginning my friend is being forced to make a compromise by taking up some other specialization subject.
After every night, there is a ray of light.
My friend is a great, hard-working guy who does every task with utmost sincerity. I have seen him rise with his sheer hard work. His focus and enthusiasm to do something for the country was simply commendable. But, with passing years his enthusiasm has been wearing off. The constant struggle to get into PG program despite being a bright students has started taking toll on him. The constant idea of performing and keeping upto one’s own set standards has starting eating my dear friend.
I know he is a fighter, he will get up after every fall, after every setback ready to fight again. I also gave the Pre-Medical test so many times and failed miserably! It’s all together a different story that the failure was for my benefit only. I didn’t have the passion which my friend has so it feels really bad to see him in this state. I just want to say…my dear friend, I can identify with your feelings. I understand how it feels to fail and then get up again to fight with even greater strength. Just don’t lose your confidence, believe in yourself and your hard work and destiny too. Your hard work will get rewarded sooner or later.
Dear, I strongly believe that if God denies you something which you might be desiring like anything, he has some bigger plans for you. Even bigger than what you could ever think for yourself. Your intentions are so pure. You want to go ahead with your responsibilities and keep your family happy. You will. Believe me, at any cost you will. You need to become someone at whom the family members can look up to! Just fight and make every problem feel small in front of you. And cheer up…your life is much better than hundreds of people around you. You have a focus, you have the means to fulfill the dreams, you have blessings from family and friends. Aren’t these good reasons to be happy. You will soon perform up to the standards which you have set for yourself and even better. You will get your share of recognition and rewards from this life. May God bless you with all the good things in life. Amen!
Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe.