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????