This younger generation has no goals, no aims, nothing – we were so focused….so said a friend of mine.
I am quite surprised and sometimes saddened when such remarks are made.
Every generation has its stars, super stars, successful people, fraudsters, lazy bums, idiots,….in more or less the same quantities is the feeling I got. We (born in the 1960s) surely had a great opportunity – frankly most of us made much more money than our parents. Like Sukumar (one of the readers) said in his comment, ‘my annual salary is 15 times my dad’s accumulated provident fund from 35 years service …and I do not think I work so hard’. Completely agree.
We also had it good – in the first month of doing CA you could relax. In the first month of your job you were ‘rotated’ to get a ‘feel’ of the organisation. In the 3rd month you went on the first sales call ALONG with your boss.
Today kids are recruited on Monday, and on Tuesday they are asked ‘What happened to your target’. The HR department knows their name, nothing much more. These kids are joked at, ridiculed, …and rarely helped.
Focus? Goals? Who taught them these words. They are out there being bullied by some seniors…and being pushed.
Amidst all this there are 2 kids who stood out. These are 2 girls – let me call them V (20 years old) and P (23 years old).
V is the most amazing focused kid who knew what she wanted from class 8. She joined for law in a good school – and has her career nicely chalked out. She knows why she should read a lot, why she should present papers, why do debating, fantastic at all this, knows the advantage of networking….the works. I can assure you her parents are nowhere as networked. From where she got all these skills beats me. I have seen this girl as a 3 month old…and now to see her as such a focused ‘adult’ is a great pleasure. And she is as focused about her hobby – Bharatnatyam. Her career and her hobby are so well focused, it is really impressive.
P is a 23 year old kid who has done her MBA..and looks quite lost. However in her first week in the office there were some jabs at her weight. She decided that she had to lose weight – joined a gym, changed her diet – and in a month’s time had lost 7 kg – which was her target. Simple. She did it.
Obviously these kids will achieve their goals in life. They may (repeat May) need some help in setting goals – then they will find the steps..
I had done a similar story about 3 boys…please go to search and look for this story
“3 boys and a man – story”.
Amazing…also makes me wonder why we think that God stopped making good people just after he made us…? Any clues? Seeing some of these kids actually gives me a complex…and I am too proud to accept that. L O L.
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