Choosing your stream is basically the foundation decision of what you are going to do in the rest of your damned life. But more than often, it is taken lightly and without deep thought or planning and moreover based on someone else’s viewpoints rather than your own desire.
Some of us however, ignoring the omens all around our society and internet, turning a deaf ear to all those victimised seniors and mislead by the engineering/medical dream or simply coerced by our parents, opt for the Science stream.
And regret it.
What happens afterwards is nothing short of slaughter.
You realize that you’ve made a horrible mistake in the very first class.
You took science because you thought you’d be like Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting.
But after the first class, you feel you’re going to be like Forrest Gump for the next two years.
They say the human mind has about 10 terabytes of storage space. By the end of Class 12th, half of that capacity will be utilized in all sorts of things that are never actually going to be of any use in your entire practical life.
You don’t understand what happened to the “Physics” you knew so well.
Physics + “A Tonne of Really Complex Math” + “Really Abstract Concepts” = Nightmare.
You don’t “bond” well with chemistry.
You thought chemistry would be like Potions classes in Harry Potter. It’s more like an endless barrage of complex theories and problems combined with practical classes that need the finesse of a bomb disposal expert.
If you took biology, you start respecting doctors a lot more.
And start liking biology a lot less.
Math goes from being “fun with numbers” to “WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW?”
My Maths teacher tells me I should have taken Psychology.
You come face to face with every teacher’s trade-mark “disappointed look.”
“Oh, so you don’t know Faraday’s Law… How will you get into a good college? *Mega Disappointed Look*
The class geniuses and the IIT wannabes piss you off constantly.
Teacher: “Who know the answer to this ques…”
Genius Boy/Girl: “SIR! ME, SIR! I KNOW SIR! I JUST CALCULATED THAT IN MY HEAD IN 2 SECONDS SIR!”
You: “SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU SON OF A BOHR”
As a result, your self esteem drops like a freaking meteor.
Your performance in class creates confidence issues in real life. You start wondering what you’re going to do with your life.
But on the bright side, half of your classmates are equally clueless. They made the same mistake as you. You build a bond of friendship with them that only hardship can forge.
You: “Bhai, yeh kya hai?”
Friend: “Mujhe kya pata BC?”
You’re always jealous of your friends who wisely opted for commerce or humanities. Lucky Bastards…
So you consider changing your stream multiple times during the first 2 months alone. And rarely every someone successfully manages to do that.
This is how we tend to give exams, they turn out to be very short affairs.
“Do I know this? Nope.
Ah, I know this! I shall now spend half an hour making sure this is absolutely right.”
So now the question remains, what can you do now that you have taken science and there is no turning back?
Lol. Nothing. Choke in your misery. Enjoy.
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