Something which either we have been subjected to as kids or are subjecting our kids consciously or unconsciously…. a must-read post for all the parents whose kids are either in school or will be soon going to school….
My Childhood was no different as compared to most others. Everyone I met had the same question “Bade hokar kya banoge beta?” (What would you like to become when you grow?).
All my friends either wanted to become a doctor, or an engineer, or an architect or something else. There was no end to the list. Neither was there an end to the judgments of the society around our aspirations.
I remember when I was in grade 7 a teacher once asked the whole class about our ambitions. When it was my turn, I said I wanted to become a model. And everyone started to laugh. I was asked if I loved wearing short cloths and showing off my body to other men. Remember, I was only 13 and for me modeling was only ramp walking wearing those expensive outfits with loads of makeup which I always loved…
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