There is an advantage to going with you, and that is – you benefit the most!!
Fortunately or unfortunately our world is described best reletive to benefits. Questions like, if I vote for this party, how do I benefit? If I help her, what would be the benefit for me? So the common thread is benefit and me almost across all realms. So let’s be selfish (admittedly selfish) and do things that truly benefits you.
You need to therefore, filter the information that is thrown to you. Understand what’s in it for others. And finally does the benefit to other surpasses the benefit to you?
Mostly if you can put the information in the right bracket of ‘benefit’, you will be able to process it correctly. The question therefore is how?
In times when information is so easily and freely available take time out to research.
First step- research on you. What do you really want?
Second step- understand the paths that will take you there.
Third step- find the best route and always keep an alternative (this is very important and I will dwell on it later)
Step four – look for help around you from both family and professionals ( I am using the term family in a broad sense to include friends teachers etc)
Step five – filter the information before you react to it.
Each of these steps are very important. Each of them will take you closer to making a decision and each of them will help you along the way in architecting your future.
So I end this where I began- Go with you. However when I say go with you, I do mean purely in context of choosing an education path. It’s not about being selfish and not taking a larger picture into account. We are after all a social animal and we cannot and arguemently should not look out only for ourselves and ignore what’s benefecial for the larger good of the society. Yet I do understand the argument behind the need to be selfish and take a decision that best suits us. So all I say to you is, Do it with care and armed with the knowledge. How do we start on this JOURNEY? I will share my views on this in my next edition.