Of matching career with one’s calling
   Date :13-Mar-2022

loud thinking
By Vijay Phanshikar :
BY ANY standards, the new trend has happy indications. Larger numbers of young people getting to the university-level learning are showing a greater inclination to non-science subjects for the past some time. They are seeking admissions to courses in the humanities or commerce or law. This is a welcome evolution. Until just a few years ago, the whole stress of most students and their parents and teachers was on science subjects -- that could lead the young people either to the engineering or medical or allied courses and career-lines. That over-crowding led to problem of plenty with a decreasing space for larger numbers. Possibly, that led to this change of trend to non-science subjects and careers. At this point, the loud-thinker proposes to suggest something to young people who come to the stage of making a choice.
If their choice is triggered only by the idea of career and not of liking of the subject, then they may be making a mistake. If career is the only idea -- even though the subject may not appeal to the mind -- then there are dark possibilities that they may have to spend their life doing things they originally did not appreciate or like or want to do. This is where the loud-thinker’s poser comes in. The shortest way to a happy life is to be able to do things that we appreciate or love doing. When the choice matches the calling, then the outcome is beautiful, so to say. We have ample examples of such people who have been able to get a career-line in a subject of their first inner calling and choice. In that case, the chances of success, too, go up tremendously -- not just in examination but also later in the actual career and larger life. The loud-thinker wishes to stress this point for every young person’s consideration.
Even when young people start short-listing their options, they must actually focus most on whatever they are good at or like or love most intensely. Every career does not bring the same kind of money. But each career -- well chosen and to one’s liking -- can bring loads of happiness in larger terms. That is the reason why some people even with moderate means appear so innately happy. For, they are able to match their careers with their inner callings. The most important measure of happiness is in the right choice of activity that one wishes to get engaged in. And this all the more true and applicable to the matters relating to careers. The loud-thinker may not be good enough to offer an advice to anybody. But because he has lots of regards for young people, he is picking up courage to propose this idea -- of matching career with calling, as a surer way to happy life.