They say that life’s a carousel
Spinning fast, you’ve got to ride it well
The world is full of Kings and Queens
Who blind your eyes and steal your dreams
It’s Heaven and Hell, oh well
And they’ll tell you black is really white
The moon is just the sun at night
And when you walk in golden halls
You get to keep the gold that falls
It’s Heaven and Hell, oh no!
I took this from Black Sabbath’s Heaven and Hell song. I was immediately able to relate to it to careers because this is how society wants you to view the world.
Life is a carousel meaning, you just repeat 9-5 daily. Which is exactly what I did in my role in Infosys. Day 1 was no different from the last day. Spinning fast, you’ve got to ride it well. There is only the interest to ride this “Carousel” and not take control of it. You should learn to take control of your career more than have someone make you choose a particular path.
The world is full of kings and queens who blind your eyes and steal your dreams. There are so many unfortunate incidents where students listen to benign advice and that leads to them doing something they shouldn’t be doing. They people who give this advice are the authoritative guide on this.
They will tell you black is really white, they will tell you the moon is just the sun at night. People will give you false hopes. They will tell you the career they chose for you is good for you even though that may not be true.
And when you walk in golden halls, you get to keep the gold that falls. Everyone will tell you to do a career that will make you rich but never tell you to do a career which will keep you rich and happy. You get to keep the gold that falls but nothing more.
Like I said, your love for money will last only a few years, later on it is job satisfaction.
You Fool! You Fool!