Career is an occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person’s life and with opportunities for progress. A career is an individual’s journey through learning, work and other aspects of life. As soon as the child completes high school parents start taking decision of their career into their own hands. In a country like India only engineers, lawyers and doctors are considered as professions, all other are just considered as passion. Whenever a child seeks interest in sports, music or dance instead of continuing that parents force their child to study first and consider their hobbies as secondary.
Parents should not force their decisions on children.
Children should have privilege to choose their career even if it doesn’t pay as prodigious as any other profession. The main question you should be asking is “what do I want from my life?” which should be decided by the children because contrasting people have divergent answers. Some want glamorous, immensely luxurious lives while some would suffice with evident and reticent life. Some just wants unprecedented achievements and this is what keeps them excluded from the crowd.
What I suggest is that first instead of choosing which career you want, you should choose which life you want more. Once you have figured about the life, consider what you love doing so that you get to do something that you infatuate instead of something that you will despise. Do something that you would want to get up every day willingly and go to work instead of finding acumen not to. Investigate the direction your career might take and never underestimate yourself on basis of your qualification Every profession has low level ranking and getting ahead in career depend on you and then on qualification.
“Love what you do, do what you love.”
This is a very minuscule sentence but hold the legitimate essence of life. Your career makes your personality and predominantly you are always judged by people on the basis of your career. The work that keeps you motivated and engrossed will keep you more contented, after all you spend a big chunk of your waking life at WORK. Career instead of a means of income should be a means of living.