CHOOSING A CAREER
Every man dreams. Many aspire to be rich or to become business tycoons (magnates, big guns). Some persons dream of becoming leaders, politicians and social reformers. There are others who have a craze for becoming poets, writers and novelists and yet there are those who have a desire of becoming engineers, doctors and scientists of great repute. There are very few persons, who are happy-go-lucky by nature and have no clear-cut aim in life.
As for myself, I do not have very ambitious aims in my life. I do not wish to become a mill-owner or a multi-millionaire. The sole object of my life is to lead a life of simplicity and goodness devoted to the service of humanity. The life of a Professional leader or politician does not interest me, as most of such persons are now parasites on society.
I am born of middle class parents. From the very beginning, I have been passing through the struggles of life. I have seen cut-throat competition in most of the professions. Its consequences have been far-reaching; people are demoralised. Examples are not wanting. We can find engineers accepting bribes, lawyers rescuing guilty persons or murderers and doctors demanding money from the patients at crucial stages of surgical operations.
From the core of my heart, I wish to become a teacher. The motto of this life, “simple living and high thinking” inspires me to take up this profession. The noble ideals of teachers in the ancient times are before me. I am fully aware of the difficult and hard life of a teacher. I know that a teacher is bound to be poor. He leads a life of drudgery, busy in correcting exercise-books or answer books of the students. There are no stirring events in his life.
Inspite of these hardships, I do not hesitate to become a teacher. I have my own reasons and considerations for this. From my early childhood, I have developed a love for the young children. To me, they are delicate and beautiful like the petals of a flower. I feel that as a teacher, I can help the students in widening their outlook by giving them knowledge. I will have the satisfaction of doing an invaluable service to the country by producing better citizens. Moreover, the company of the young children can even help me in remaining young and fresh in thoughts and outlook. Besides rendering all these important services I will also have the means of subsistence. I have a great faith in the life of a noble and ideal teacher, because ‘teachers are the custodians of the highest value,’ according to our former President, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan.