What I wanna be in life?
“When I grow up, I’ll become a soldier!”, I said to myself back in my second grade but when I reached high school I eventually got inclined towards being a doctor. Fast forward to grade 10 when I really had to choose between engineering and medical, surprisingly, I went for the former. So gratefully, I’m an engineer now but the question still intrigues me, “What I want to become in life!”
I shouldn’t be asking this question anymore, right! Well, I’m what I wished for so what’s more to it? The answer actually lies in the very essence of the impact one wants to make instead of the mere titles one aspires for. For some, it’s about wielding enough power while for others it’s just money. Some are contented with maintaining basic living standards while for others, the sky is the limit. Maybe it’s just about answering someone who once despised you or you are just trying to live your parents’ dream. So in all these ifs and buts, what am I looking for?
Does it ring any bells? Well, it should because it’s straight from the recent blockbuster movie, ‘Spiderman: No Way Home’. Now, it may seem funny to associate movies with real-life but in today’s world, you can’t say no to anything relatable. After all, I did get the best of opportunities that many would have wished for. So would it be wrong to relate ones’ achievements with superpowers? Well, it holds the answer to my question for life.
I believe that there’s a debt to be paid. A debt of shelter and identity given by our state. A debt of love, care, and support from our friends and family and more importantly, a debt of staying true to one’s potential. So for me, being an engineer is just the foundation of my aspirations for life. The goal lies in making a practical difference with the abilities I’m bestowed with, so I may essentially become the superhero of my life story.