Dear Indian parents, your children are also human not mark producing robots
I hope you all probably watched Rajanikanth Movie Robot aka Enthiran and probably well aware of the situation that a machine without feelings can become destructive. The protagonist made a robot for a good cause, but the result became opposite and the reason? So why I am saying about a movie that has been released eight years ago where the world is already made eight rounds already? Lack of feelings with the calamitous mindset never does anything well, no matter how developed and advance they are. Probably you are doing something like devastating either knowingly or unknowingly just like that movie. You may inspire after hearing your neighbor’s children performance or news about a student from a premier institute got more than a crore salary offer from news channels or Delhi Univerisity overrated cut-off system where even toppers are competing. At the same time, you ignore your child’s talent and interest and start comparing them with others that ultimately kills them from inside. Maybe in front of your eyes, they are alive, but not as a human rather than like a robot without feelings just in that movie. As per Hindustan Times report, in India, every hour one student commits suicide, and if you still not feel it alarming probably God is the last hope. The problem is not only about teenagers or students in their early twenties- even students in their mid-thirties are going through the same stress. If this is not enough, medical students are also not behind in suicides. Just search on the internet AIIMS suicide, you will find even the future doctors who supposed to take care of our health are also suffering.
Before some years, while browsing the Facebook, I read a confession post of a girl studying medical in final year accused her father for forcing to study MBBS. She wanted to take admission in aeronautics and math was her favorite subject, and she even topped in that but just because her father wanted to make her doctor, she was left with no other option. She will never forgive her father till the death, and I am not saying, it was her confession note. Just because they want their son/daughter to become a doctor/engineer doesn’t mean the children have the same wish.
They tend to forget that their children are also human just like them and have some wish and desire and maybe something big that is beyond imagination. Yes, parents are the only one who cares and worries about their future but at the same time damaging them internally. Of course, they are sacrificing a lot but at the same time ignoring the outcome, and for the sake of it they are doing emotional blackmailing. By giving their examples of how much trouble they are facing to make you an IITian/doctor or Civil Servant that ultimately becomes a toll on the child’s psychology. The failure let them feel guilty which they are unable to handle by remembering parents’ sacrifices and most of the times force to take such hard step without even thinking about family. And then people start blaming that such a coward and emotionless unable to understand parents’ love just like a robot. No one knows what’s going inside a person’s mind.
Cruel competition in institutes
The cutthroat competition makes the life more miserable where no one has time for happiness & self-development. They all are running factories where humans are entering during their early high school and becoming top percentile robots after some years but without any quality. At one side, parents are forcing students by taking loans or arranging money even though they face difficulties, and other sides these coaching centers’ ridiculous business policies where no refund option available. It’s not easy for an average student to bear such pressure and they think it’s better to end life than facing parents. And who will teach these so-called educated parents who tell their children to return home only after cracking IIT-Jee? It’s not easy to face 18 hours schedule on a daily basis for some years for a student. Even the district collector of Kota broke after reading letters with amazing handwriting and without any grammatical error, and maybe some of them could become writers or journalists.
Overrated media promotion
The primary reason for destroying most of the students’ life and it’s none other than our mainstream media that gives too much coverage to those students who get placement in abroad. It’s not that we should not congratulate them, but the way the media highlights them is creating an overrated impression that other parents are forcing their children to follow the same path. People watch 3 Idiots, Tare Zameen Par and applaud the story concept but come to the home and order their kids to start preparation of engineering/medical or taking science without any discussion with them.
Remember, there is nothing like a fair test, and not everyone is suitable for everything. As Einstein said, “Everybody is a Genius. But If You Judge a Fish by Its Ability to Climb a Tree, It Will Live Its Whole Life Believing that It is Stupid.” This is exactly happening with Indian parents and their children, and if by luck they able to fulfill their so-called dream, maybe it makes them happy but the child never become a human with emotion. Perhaps h/she lose all his feelings towards them and become another emotionless robot who may be destructive in nature.