thats what steve jobs says. you know that guy who made the mac with steve wozniak. the ceo of apple. the the guy who made pixar. you know the guy. well he said these lines in his famous speech at stanford. and it all made sense to me during my days of iit jee preparation. you all know what that is. if you don't, what the hell are you doing on my blog in the first place!!
so, that punch line made a world of sense to me then. then i messed up the exam. wanted to drop a year and give it again. i wanted to be hungry. but all people could see was that i wanted to be foolish and they didn't agree with steve jobs. he's a multi billionare for fuck's sake.
so anyway, they didn't agree. and it was me, a guy who apparently 'fucked up' inspite of being prepared. and did so consistently in every exam he ever gave. it was that guy against everyone else. and obviously everyone else won.
but now i'm here. and it's not bad at all. the crowd here is much better than what i'll get in iit. and i'm saying that on the basis of what i hear from my friends in various iits. so it true and not wishful thinking.
then what's the problem? is that what you ask me? the problem is this place is isolated. it's close. insulated. designed to suffocate. and designed well. your options are limited. everything around you is only because people just as helpless as you made it that way, to keep themselves sane. to keep themselves occupied. and occupied productively. well at least for the most part.
what i want is another shot at a city life. that's what i want. iit is no big deal now. cause i know, six hours is the difference between iit and any other college. that's it. so the 'brand name' or 'the tag' are not driving forces in anyway. not the least bit. just the opportunity to live in a city. a place full of opportunity. that's all i want. sounds a little insane, doesn't it? live here, then you'll know. it is.
so all i want to do is give it another shot and if i can write the paper like an ordinary individual should, it would be awesome. just to experience that feeling of satisfaction. the feeling i would get when, if, i can write a proper paper, that would be worth the effort, irrespective of me making it or not.
now you must be thinking that all i'm talking about is iit-bombay and iit-delhi. right. that's all i'm talking about. but will it make sense for me to leave electronics in BITS Pilani (apparently the best electronic engineering degree in the country) for say chemical or civil in bombay or delhi. probably not if you go by face value. that's where the stay foolish part of it comes into play. i guess i should be foolish. work, and decide later.
i guess i will do that.
leave your thoughts as comments. i need as many opinions as possible, though i'm sure none of them will be able to change my mind.