I am not a fan of a large chunk of my childhood. I took things way too seriously. I cried over grades, got depressed about losing notebooks and overall, just cried. I then raised a stupid stink about my grades a lot of times in college.
And now I see the same pattern of thinking from others my age. With questions like:
- What does it feel like to not get into X?
- What is the approach to get into X now that I have already not gotten in the first time?
The simplest advice I have is:
ANY DECISION YOU MAKE AT AGE 18 CANNOT POSSIBLY BE LIFE-ALTERING
There is a massive fetish in India about TE education. Yes, TE : Tech and Engr. Ask an Indian about whether they want a career in fundamental physics and the last 2 generations of their families will show up to tell you it is a bad idea. The TE fetish also makes no sense to me since this is a decision people make in the fucking 7th or 8th grade. In the 7th grade:
- You don't know the fundamentals of calculus. I am certain at this time I was figuring out how to find the root of an expression.
- You are not aware of semiconductor physics
- You are not aware of Turing machines
- You are not aware of information theory
- You are not aware of cognitive-sciences
- You are not aware of complexity theory
- Godel is not encountered; neither are his theories
Yet, there is a solid population of a few million people who decide to major in EE/CS/CompE at this young age. This ridiculous fetish must stop.
People are good at things; they need to find their niche and they need to not be told about how their life will suck. The country is not a communist shithole anymore.
This is probably what happens when you have a billion people - you decide to number everyone.
God! I am so pissed by this nonsense.