sound logic?

A few days back, I was chatting with a friend of mine, all set to sail to Australia for higher studies.

Knowing that fellow, for quite some time, I knew studies and more so Higher studies, was not his cup of tea. All through his undergraduate days, he would keep repeating the same thing : “when will this bloody studies get over; when will i get a job and earn money”….

so, it was quite a surprise for me, when he said that he was going for a masters. So, i asked him the inevtable question: You-studies-australia, I don’t see any connection….

His reply surprised me more:

-“You see, studies is just a pretence, I am going to australia to settle there”

I asked “why?”….

-“You see, it is the bloody competition in india that i want to run away from. The Population here is just ballooning. I had a tough time getting into an engineering college, because of this competition. My kids will have a tougher time getting into LKG. Probably, i as father will be intervied again (and you know how i suck at interviews)andprobably, my grand children will have to compete with other un-born kids, just to be born. The population would be so high by that time that govt will have to make restrictions for birth.” (I would certainly have more reservations about reservations then)

I had no more questions on his choice after that. We chatted generally for a little while and signed off!!!

Sound logic or strange logic or a fools choice or an intelligent choice?
What do you say????

  1. #1 by Akanksha on February 23, 2006 - 7:02 am

    i kno there is a lot of competetion.. but the last thing that we should do is run away.. i think as the population and competetion is increasing.. so r colleges and jobs so i dnt think we need to run away yet!
    look at me.. i’ve appeared fr CAT 3 times.. dnt kno when i’ll get thru but will keep attempting till my ambition dies or i die!
    mayb i am crazy ;D

  2. #2 by Demonic Dude on February 23, 2006 - 7:13 am

    I don’t think it is logically sound.. this is just the height of escapism! What will he do when the situation gets bad in Australia? Shift to Somalia? Keep running all his life?!

    One must face any adversity boldly, and not think about the consequences!

  3. #3 by Paurna on February 23, 2006 - 8:42 am

    two words for his choice absolute foolishness.

  4. #4 by Neema! on February 23, 2006 - 2:56 pm

    Hmmm……very strange!!!

  5. #5 by Freaky Chakra on February 23, 2006 - 3:27 pm

    hehe… hey i think either ur friend is extremely witty or he’s someone i’d like to have around (so i’d laugh my ass off evrytime he uses logic like this!!).

    But no offence intended, competition is really taxing in this country. i dont blame him one bit.

    @akansha: wow! 3 times? hmmm

  6. #6 by kaushik on February 23, 2006 - 3:53 pm

    a few general comments first:
    a lot of us go abroad chasing different dreams. I know a couple of my frineds, who wanted to go there just for the education, but now, 1 year hence, do not want to come back.

    I am happy that my friend decided to study abroad and I am only hoping that his comments are only witty…

    As regards to the competition, yup it is immense and “only the fit survive”…so it is better that we gear up to the competition in whatever field we are in and try and come up trumps

  7. #7 by kaushik on February 23, 2006 - 3:57 pm

    akanksha: perseverence pays off…hope u get thro IMT!!!

    DD: as i said before…we should gear up and face the bull head on and try to survive….no shortcuts to success

    paurna: i just hope he was trying to be witty, otherwise i agree…tht is no reason to go abroad

    neema: yup, first time i heard some one suggesting such a strange reason

    FC: dude, you are one hell of a different person…..and i love your arguments (which is always against what the junta seems to be suggesting)…it has a quite a bit of logic in it…..

  8. #8 by Sindhu on February 23, 2006 - 4:56 pm

    A very “intelligent” decision thinking about his “future kids” and their LKG admissions!!! Incredible foresight..lucky are his kids! LOL…

  9. #9 by The Masquer on February 23, 2006 - 6:45 pm

    the guy is right. At IIT, probably 8 of 10 people go abroad not because they are really interested in a PhD, but because they want to escape. Because they want to get the Green Card. So they can live and work in a nice, clean country.

    These students are often the best in their classes, and are no where near scared of competition of any kind. So the idea is, just leave the country for good. If one can afford it, well and good, and those who cant, slog it out so they can make it big too.

  10. #10 by kaushik on February 23, 2006 - 8:49 pm

    sindhu: yup!!! if nothin…he will be a great daf!!

    TM: IIT is a different thing all together. The UGs here feel that they have underused their IIT advantage if they do not go abroad for higher studies. Well, you cannot blame them also, because, once these foreign univs see tht u r frmm IIT, they give u admit + 30k aid also!!!

    i guess, you are kinda of right, when you say they have an escapist attitude…..

  11. #11 by Zohguy_Saiyajin on February 24, 2006 - 10:00 pm

    Hi friend!
    The altavista translations does wonders! hehehehe!!!
    “Bones of the Yep Craft” should be something like “Yep, tools of the trade” or… those things that you just have to do to be good in what you are.
    Like in that photo. I’m a single father and I must play with my daughter.
    Then it goes as: “for everything (that you do) in life has a first time. What people woudn’t do for their sons?”
    There is nothing involving bones this time. 😀
    I was just playing with her for a while. (: Your guess was great considering that all that you had was altavista translation.

    Ps.: It may sound a little bit strange, but I do not watch soccer (football). Maybe I watch some of the games of the World Cup just to hang around with my friends and have some fun.
    But I do ride my biclycle every day. (:

  12. #12 by Zohguy_Saiyajin on February 24, 2006 - 10:06 pm

    And about your post, I think that he (your friend that is moving to australia) may be right if he is really unconfortable with his situation.
    I think India must be a great place and I wonder how is the education system there.
    Some of the finest software engineers in the world comes from India, so you must have a great education system.
    With great education, there is always hope for the future.
    In Brazil the education system SUX big time. So I don’t even like to think about the future. (:
    But I like to be here. We have more freedom than any other place in the world.

  13. #13 by Anna on February 25, 2006 - 8:37 am

    wish more people thought like him -> would result in more people going abroad -> would result in at least reduction in the ballooning population of India ?.. lol 🙂

  14. #14 by kaushik on February 25, 2006 - 2:51 pm

    anna: hmmm….good idea to for population control eh!
    BTW, thanks for visiting my blog…
    hope u keep coming

    zohguy: well, altavista gave quite a translation. about indias education system, well, it is not bad, though i have a lot of complaints about it. Higher education (engineering) is like an industry in india, and so we produce a lot of engineers…

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