Mediocrity Of An Average IIT-IIM Aspirant
He is the average student of an average engineering college. He is the one, who has been feeling remorse for not making it to IIT. Even if he had never wanted to go into an IIT, the feeling of letting down his parents makes him curse himself for the next four years of his college. The rest of the time is wasted over booze, fag, grass and passing marks.
The reality of life struck him in the final year, when he ends up with a job of an average salary. But, now anyways he doesn’t have an option! He never gave a thought about his future! The only future planning he had done was during the booze sessions with friends when everyone either became a future entrepreneur or a society changing politician or an IAS officer..! Anyways, registering for CAT seems a good idea at that time. Atleast, let’s get the feel of what CAT is like! Because, UPSC is too risky…. and maybe because he had already failed once to make it to IITs, he thought he may never be able to tackle an exam like UPSC anyway..!! Wait..!! What about the CAT videsi equivalents GMAT and GRE?? Going abroad is a distant dream; moreover leaving parents behind in India would not be a good idea after all.
He takes CAT, ends up nowhere and joins the average-paying job which he had secured on campus placements. Year after year he appears for CAT, hoping to storm into IIMs and hoping to make his under-graduation failure story into a post-graduation success story..!!! The truth hits him like an iron anvil after three CAT attempts. He cannot secure an IIM call, his professional life is moving into a rat race of thousands of underachievers like him. Finally, the only saving grace he has is to get into a college whose name at least people know. And then what? The story of his mediocrity continues! Just because he is the average person who has always sought a comfort zone in life; hesitant to take bold and risky decisions. Because, he had failed once, he never really believes in himself that he can make big in life and thus traps himself in the viscous cycle of mediocrity!
PS: Do you also feel the story is incomplete ? Well, it is ! But the author wont complete it. The story would be completed by the average guy himself… Let’s see where does he wants to take it.! 🙂