"Mera beta engineer banega. Khoob paisa kamayega".
As far as my memory goes, I always wanted to be an aerospace engineer. Then came the awareness about "global warming" and a countless number of the-world-is-going-to-end theories. Somehow, I was completely fascinated by them. I urged my dad to buy me those encyclopaedias on earth science and climate change. Though most people around shunned the idea of global warming, it stuck with me. I could see the big picture. We are destroying the earth bit by bit, knowing that we have nowhere else to go. Environmental science was my new interest. It still is.
I bet there are a million other people like me who want to be engineers, nevertheless, of different kinds, not because people are pressurising them to, but because they want to.
What saddens me is that the profession has become so cliched, that nobody takes it seriously. People don't read science because it interests them or fascinates them, but only to earn money. Of course, there's nothing wrong in doing so, but it somehow...doesn't feel right according to me. Engineering colleges in the country are so many, and every household has a qualified engineer to boast of. Most of these people don't even know what engineering's all about. They probably don't even know why they chose to study it. Some drop out of college because they've chosen the wrong course and it's too hard to catch up eith the diffculty of the subject.
Really, what's the point of earning money by doing something that you don't enjoy?
I'd really like to know.