Doctor, Engineer, Lawyer, Psychologist, Author, Actor even the President! These were some of the many vague dreams, I had as a kid or throughout my teenage years. Watching a movie in which a psychologist treats a split personality disorder patient( Indians, you can name the movie in the comments!), I would declare, “I want to become a psychologist”, or after being glued to the tv series, telling the tales of an adventurous lawyer(Indians, again!), I would go in saying, “It is a lawyer ,that I wish to become,or after reading an Ambraham Lincon biography, where on being asked by an old woman, and then later being laughed at, about his future aspirations, a young tall average American replies,” The President of the United States.”, I dreamt of assuming office in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. And after finishing off a diary titled, “Best Stories I ever Had”, a collection of stories, written by me, I was sure that I was going to be the next Nobel Laureate.
Well , this was what our lives go through all our childhood. That one question,
“ Beta Bade Hoke Kya Banoge”
(What do you wish to become in the future?), has been asked to us more than a million times, growing up.
So what was that I needed to pursue? Be a doctor, I was good in biology anyways, or go for Engineering, after all they have to study less than doctors, and earn much more!, or be an Advocate, fight cases, bring people justice, uphold the truth, but what was wrong in CA, work in company and make millions!!
Trillions and billion and millions of options available and a lot of advice! It was during my Class XII, school leaving Board Examinations, I realized that the field I needed to pursue was not that I was doing then. Finding the speed of an electron in an electromagnetic field, using the Lorent’z Force formula, F=qvBsinx, or predicting the name of the enzyme that will be used to get a compound with double number of atoms, than the reactant, in the reaction named, Wurt’z Reaction, was something I never really cared about,. It was then, after two years of hardwork, after dwelling into the subjects of Physics, Chemistry and Math, I was pretty sure, I’ve taken the wrong flight.
A little bit of introspection and looking back at my yester years, and reflecting on my personality, argumentative, keen for debates, critical, witty, highly opinionistic ( Oh My gosh, I just love praising myself!!), I decided to go for my childhood dream.
Wear a black coat, instead of a white one, determine the intensity and magnitude of crimes, not of a force applied on a photon in an magnetic field, predict conclusions, not the formulae of complexes made by the intermixing of “ two or more chemically non reacting substances, quote the Constitution, not some nineteenth century Western scientist, whose name is more difficult than his concept, I decided to pursue, guess what, you read it write neither Medical( I still get calls from biology group friends, asking for my NEET score!), no not Engineering( Well.. I sill cant spell it!), I decided to pursue LAW.