India: What are things that make Indians sad? by Hemanth Kumar Tirupati
Answer by Hemanth Kumar Tirupati:
Son, you should become be an IAS Officer because I have never got to be one in my life.
A cousin of mine just passed class XII. He came to my home for some suggestions on undergraduate major preferences.
He said that there was a fight in his home this morning as his father was telling him to become an IAS. The rationale behind being
“I always wanted to become one but couldn’t because of circumstances. But you should do it”.
I know him as a hardworking, smart guy. He is expecting a top 300 rank in JEE and is about get admission to premiere institutes in India.
It just make me sad when Indian parents make such strong prejudiced impressions on their children even before letting them explore their interests in college.