Every human being has necessary intelligence and strength to survive in the world. Maybe not like somebody else, but in his own way.
But if he is doing something that he cares for, if he’s creating something that for which he has a natural liking, then whether he does it on this scale or that scale, he will still be happy.
Now if you are doing something for which you have no natural tendency simply because socially you’re oriented that way. Now there is a sense of frustration about the jobs that you’re doing. You continue of course because you invested five years, ten years in education so you can’t go back. You keep pushing yourself,isn’t it?
Only Doctor or Engineer?
It is unnecessary to orient the society like this. Right from your childhood, the pair of situation in most homes, maybe there are exceptions, but in most homes the parent situation and the social situation is such, that they are constantly making the child think in terms of what kind of activity would make them survive best. What kind of activity would get them a good job. What kind of activity would put them good money. They’re only thinking on these terms. When you orient a child like this, right from his early age. Then, whatever innate talents he has, maybe there is a Picasso on your hand in your house, but now you make him into a doctor. Unfortunately, he’ll only smear blood on people, simply because right from his childhood he was never allowed to think beyond survival.
If you’re really interested, if you have children, it’s very important, just allowing them to develop. Don’t be in a hurry that they must find a job, do something. It’s not necessary. Everybody by the time they’re 25, they must have a job, they must be married, they must have children, it is not necessary. Different people will mature at different times. If they find their jobs at the right time. If necessary, they marry at the right time, or go beyond it, whichever way according to their natural tendencies take them, they will definitely be evolved to a more complete human beings. They may become an engineer or a doctor or whatever, but, a very disturbed human being. Not finding expression for anything within themself!
No, maybe you would have made him a good carpenter, but now he’s a doctor. You can imagine our plight. And, nothing wrong in being a good carpenter. You can become a great carpenter, isn’t it?
But such a thing is not there at all, that you must become a doctor, if you cannot, you must become an engineer. They try for a medical college, if they don’t get, then engineering college, where is the cup? Why just two fields? Where is the sense? If they become doctor or an engineer just because of social situation, that means they did, only to prove it to somebody.
Make your life beautiful. Choose what you want! – Think beyond convention – Think beyond survival