A Career, Which Made Me Broad-minded.

It Was Tough, But I Did It.

Sahil Patel
3 min readJan 15, 2021
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There are two kinds of people in this world.

(1) open-minded

(2) narrow-minded

I was a narrow-minded person. I was raised in a middle-class family in India. Where people don’t live life with perspectives. From childhood, I learned only about my study related things. I know it’s sad, but unfortunately, India has a very low education system in which you might become educated however you won’t be able to be intelligent.

Even my parents always forced me to read and write and also learn the things that my study textbook covers cause eventually at the end of the year I have to give an exam and get good grades, which matters the most.

So, in my childhood, my parents never encouraged me to read or do something outside the syllabus. On the other side, they were not wrong though, cause at the age of 21 I need to have a secure job. Indian Education system will teach you how to take a job but won’t teach you how to live a life. We need to live life every day.

My parents even not know about the internet when it was spread worldwide. They live surrounded by people who also have the same thinking for their kids and the future.

Therefore, my parents did things according to their surrounding peoples.

From childhood, I saw the people around me that do not have any perspective about different things in their life. In India, the life of the middle-class people is like they want to get a degree, get a job, get married, and have kids, and then again the same process for their children. I am saying about all of this what I have seen around myself.

They never thought of having passion.

They never thought of making their life meaningful.

They never thought of being a better human.

They never thought of inner peace and satisfaction.

They never thought of learning and doing something out of their comfort zone.



Sahil Patel

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