THE CHOICE OF A PROFESSION
Everyone in this world has his own likes and dislikes. So is the case with choosing one’s profession. There are many professions to choose from. But most of people have got some pet profession that they like most. In the childhood, everyone talks of becoming a barrister, a doctor or an engineer but some like to become politicians, statesmen, officers in army, navy and air force.
It is quite difficult to choose a profession. Upon a profession depends the whole life of a man and so one must have an aim in his life. An aimless life is just like a boat or a ship that is not aware of its destination or is a letter without an address. Hence, there arises the necessity of choosing a profession.
Although I am not fit enough at this age to choose a profession, yet I would like to take up teaching as profession. Teaching is a noble profession.
I want to become a professor. Ours is still more or less an illiterate country. So, to take the masses from the darkness to light, from ignorance to knowledge, from illiteracy to literacy, is really a pious task. That is way, I want to take up teaching as my profession.
Teaching has many advantages over other professions. First of all, it is free from all the corrupt practices prevalent in other professions. It is an ideal and a noble profession in the sense that a teacher remains honest and studious in his profession. He gives the gems from his mind to his students. The words of wisdom are far more valuable than all the riches and everyone can get benefit out of them.
A professor remains in touch with various books. This keeps his knowledge up-to-date. He is the storehouse of knowledge and information. He is the picture of wisdom. A professor has to read books of eminent authors, philosophers and literary figures. So, his maturity is deep. His ability to solve complex problems is remarkable.
Almost all the great men of the world started their lives as teachers. Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, our former President, was a university professor. Acharya Kripalani was also a college teacher. Our late President, Zakir Hussain, was the Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University. Dr. M. M. Joshi, our present HRD Minister, has also-an academic background.
A teacher is the true builder of a nation. It is he who moulds the characters of tender children and creates in them noble qualities of service, sacrifice and patriotism. A teacher is the pillar of nation’s progress. It is he who guides the students in their most critical periods. He is the maker of their lives. That is why, I like this profession most. A teacher is held in high esteem by everyone-students as well as the society.