In Response to Judgement & Unsolicited Advice

I’ve talked/written/complained about this before, but I feel like it’s one topic I could forever focus on, perhaps because it’s such a big part of my life. I might as well admit it:

My name is Sohini and I’m a literature student.

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We’re all expected to do something in life. From the moment you finish your studies, even before then, people are very interested to know, “What do you want to do? What are you going to do?” As if there isn’t anything more important to focus on. Whilst this a very common question, what I want to do — to earn money but to more importantly spend my own time and my own life doing is my choice. It can be a personal matter, and is all my choice. Because it’s my own life I’ll be occupying with whatever I do.

So the judgement people are so quick to pass on these decisions is baffling. “I admire people who choose creative professions,” someone told me once. “Because it’s more uncertain. I myself am using not words or language, but Technical Skills for my job,” she added. I could almost hear the capital ‘t’ and ’s’.

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Technical Skills. Wow. (© Nickelodeon | via Giphy)

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