Can each of you not shine in other subjects of study which were not desired/chosen by you?
I studied up to SSLC in Hyderabad and I was extremely good in Mathematics. Circumstances compelled me to shift to Kerala for further studies. Due to the Hyderabad results coming very late , I did not get admission to Intermediate science but I got admission to Intermediate commerce with Mathematics , commerce and logic as optional subjects. So I had leave out my dream of becoming an Engineer.
When studying Intermediate commerce , I fell in love with commerce and wanted to become a financial specialist. I also liked logic and wanted to become a sociologist. To avoid studying four years for PG , I wanted to join B.Com (Hons) . But being in a small village in Kerala, there was no one to guide me as to how to go about it .Some one asked me to go to Annamalai university where my cousin was studying. I arrived there but could not get admission to B.Com(Hons). When i was about to return back disappointed , the Professor and Head of Department of Mathematics, offered me admission to B.Sc(Hons) Mathematics as I had scored 100% in mathematics in Intermediate. Very reluctantly I joined there. I did not like Mathematics but I got third rank in my course Meanwhile . I wanted to appear for IAS and I chose History and sociology as optional subjects and became fascinated by both of these.
But after my study of Mathematics in Annamalai university, through a competitive exam I got admission to ISI, Calcutta. After one year I wanted to specialise in econometrics but they made me specialise in Agricultural statistics. I had not studied biology after my SSLC and so reluctantly I started studying Agricultual statistics.Within two years I became an expert in Genetics and joined as a Biometrician in an Agricultural Institute. In the next 36 years , I became a well known Biometrician, Insect ecologist and Epidemeologist. I became fascinated with these subjects.
But when I retired , I started pursuing my old passion of studying history, sociology and religion and I hope you will all agree that I have done tolerably good work in all these fields.
I am writing all this after reading news items about suicides by young ones when they did not get the subject they want. My life has taught me that, each of them could have shined in hundred other professions. I feel sad . My friends who know me will tell you that I was considered as very good in all subjects allotted to me by God.