One of my friends asked this n00b(new admit, this fall in my university) why is he not doing a thesis and has settled for a non-thesis. The guy beats around the bush only to finally admit that it is all because he got into a relationship(after arriving here), has to think about the girl’s family, when they would bring up the issue of marriage in her house and it would be better for him if he gets out of school soon. These people have just passed out of their college.
I then think about all those men who are meticulously working towards their career. Men, elder by many years to me. I think of my roommate who has come here with two years of experience, after a five year college degree and may also think of an MBA or a PhD in the future. And I’ve seen him be so career oriented and consider him to be a perfect role model for anyone. And then we all know about this guy!
Is this a case of some misplaced righteousness? Or like Elaine Miller would say, some case of compromised values and diminished brain cells? Maybe it is just a case of – to each his own! OF course, it is perfectly plausible that both the tracks(professional and relationships) remain mutually exclusive and go hand in hand.
Nevertheless, like I mentioned in Nirmal’s blog on the same lines – “Technology has improved so much ah?!”