3 idiots & i-become

3-diots I read Chetan Bhagat’s novel, enjoyed it … but sadly the book lacked a certain message. It’s either that or it’s been 3 years and I dont remember the book very well. 3 idiots is a stark contrast.

The basic plot is the same, but once you go in the details, both the stories are distinctly different.

One of the central themes of the movie is about following one’s passion. To aim for excellence and not for ability. The scene where Aamir Khan talks about being well educated and not well trained is a must see. I can really identify with that, since its very much related to a vision that I am currently working on.

This is i-become.

i-become is about realizing your career not as a place just to earn money, but as a place for following one’s passion by utilizing one’s full potential. The way Madhavan decides to follow his passion for Wildlife photography, so should each one of us aim for our aspirations. Without a purpose, a goal, an aspiration … life is nothing but a empty shell.

What do you think?

11 thoughts on “3 idiots & i-become”

  1. Yep, you are right. But, i think this happens only in movies.. Very few people think of changing their career after doing a 4 year engineering course.. Those who do change, are mocked by people around them.

    1. Fair point Vips, I am one of them as well :-)

      Awareness is the first step towards action. And that awareness is perfectly addressed with movies like 3 idiots.

  2. Gaurav, I agree :)
    Although it would be hypocrisy if I dont say at this moment that I myself studied to pass and nothing else … very few subjects in my academic life have I studied to learn :-D

    And that attitude finally had to change in my PGDM when there were subjects so utterly out of my interests that I did not bother spending much time on them, thus giving me much more time to pursue my interests :)

  3. Prasad, I absolutely agree. Since childhood, we are taught to be right at every point of time and we get awarded to be right. It takes us so away from being wrong at times that being wrong is considered as failure and failure is something we all want to avoid.

    Education comes in many forms. But we think of education as something that we get only in schools/colleges.

    Kudos to i-become!

  4. @Biggie – I think you have pointed out a grave failure of our mental mindset. Education is something that is to be seeked within the 4 walls of a school – and nowhere else … people are trying to change this thought, in fact there is a school which has taken the trouble of removing classes and using outdoor experential learning as the default pedagogy :-)

  5. I think in the process of standardising everything, we ended up standardising the education as well. When I decided to take up graduation and further studies, I was not asked ‘What do you want to become in life?’ I was asked, ‘Doctor or Engineer? Or why not Architect? work with your father.’

    S***, duh! I HATE being stereotyped. I consult start ups and SMEs and I’m being asked if I’m an IIT or IIM or JBIMS or XXX pass out. Why? only IIM grads high flying MBAs get good ideas? I tell them, ‘What will you say if I tell you that I have actually never gone to college? If you think I talk sense, implement my ideas. Why bother to trouble my roots?’ The truth is, I’m a MITSOM pass out. Despite getting a percentile of 98.3, I could not get into JBIMS. I’m a victim of the god damn quota system.

    In any case, I never thought the MBA degree awarded by PU added any value to my knowledge.

  6. @Mayur – The first question is a good one, but what follows is really bad. Even I would want to ask this question … What do you want to become?
    But then I generally question the premises of that individual.

    @Sandeep – Yes. When you enjoy what you work, then work does not feel like work anymore.

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