Saturday, March 27, 2010

Dare To[You] Dream....


My little cousin is back from school at around five in the evening,he comes running to the dining table hungry;his Chikki keeps a plate of popcorn for him on the table,as he picks those hot white little ones he gives a puzzled look,his Mom enters carrying the sun dried clothes and asks"How was the test Swaroop?did well? the little boy nods,Mom with a not so pleased look fires again "What do you want to become when you grow up boy?".He is engrossed with those little flakes again!Looking at me,"Akka!How do these things pop?He turns to his mom for a second and says"Amma i want to become a Bus Conductor:)!"He gives a smirk as he continues the essential discussion of how popcorns pop with his Rasa Akka:)
Well,
What did you dream of becoming being a little kid?
What did you like doing the most?

Childhood is a period of innocence,when passions are built and more often the thoughts run bizarre!Someone wants to become a teacher..someone a doctor..someone wants to be a policeman..someone wants to join the military..someone wants to dance like Hrithik Roshan..someone bat like Sachin Tendulkar..someone wants to be a rock star...and somebody wants to drive a bus..n like my dear cousin give tickets like the Bus Conductor!
Kids are fascinated by little happy things around them,there admiration is out of innocent likeness,however irrational they seem and away from the realities of the world,they dream..and unfortunately children are not let to dream..a common feeling among the parents that their children are not able enough to make that important a career decision.Often..he is a pilot today and sailor tomorrow!!!
How many parents would encourage their kids to become a Painter?Odds in the child's favour,his interests remain a hobby for his life!

An idle profession in many households is defined by a certain criteria-

LEARN to EARN..
EARN enough and get married...
EARN again to ensure you bring up your kids...
EARN again to lead a retired life...
and then make sure your children EARN...
the cycle continues...

Folks around speak"Nim maklru settle adra?"
[children settled?]
[PS:means income stable?marriage when?]

In a society where having a stable income is more important than anything else,parents wholeheartedly don't encourage their children to take up some off-beat career. Nothing can be accomplished without money they say," Its time to stand on your own feet child"!!!!Children are expected to be more ‘responsible’ adults and income supposedly makes them!Some careers are mostly not-existent in the society,they are considered as hobbies not as a career option and some not upto standards.Its time we all wake up,hope there is a day when a bus conductor gets the same respect as that of an entrepreneur!n hope the little boy becomes what he wants to!

And al those little kids amongst us...
dare to dream...its yours...
and so is life...
live your dream:)

Regards
Raksha Bhat

2 comments:

AV said...

I agree :) There's nothing like dreaming a dream which makes you ecstatic with happiness, and you're happy believing whole-heartedly that it will come true. Only we adults seem to have lost that capability...pity!

Well written :)

Raksha Bhat said...

@AV: Thanks again:)