I got this as a topic for a writeup, in school. I like what I wrote, and whenever that happens it comes up on this blog. I haven’t been active lately, what with getting the hang of a new school, going to 11th (really, CBSE should try and smoothen down the quadruple-or-so jump in syllabus between 10th and 11th. That is not how you challenge students), and basically trying to mentally accept that I’m gonna have a lot more work now. Anyway, moving on…
What do I want to be? I don’t really know. It’s not something I’ve devoted much thought to. Sure, people (read: nearly everyone) has asked me what I want to be when I grow up, and my standard reply is “software engineer.” It’s not a lie, but it’s not exactly the whole truth either. Really, all I wan to do is something -anything- I love doing. Additionally, whatever I do should pay well. It isn’t exactly a positive thing, but the world runs on money and there isn’t much you can do about it.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to end up being a ruthless (dollar) billionaire who loves what he does. But neither am I going to be content with earning a lakh (hundred thousand) of rupees a month for the rest of the foreseeable future. I want to stay a rupee millionaire. Preferably with a few options to grow, and not just monetarily. A successful startup would be nice too. If I don’t have something to work for, then what will I do? In my opinion, life is only going to be worth living if you have something to work for. Something that will get you to punch the wall in frustration. Repeatedly. Something that you can spend weeks sweating over.
In short, I want to do what I will enjoy doing, earn money (more than I need, less than Mukesh Ambani) and always have a challenge to beat.