Very nice presentation. It only goes to show that while the standard of living has improved, the standard of life has gone down or we are missing the wood for the trees. Since this is an HRD forum one of the main functions of which is to avoid square pegs in round holes, the president talks about "inner nature" as well which can prove to be a health hazard in the long run according to the latest American research:-
"President APJ Abdul Kalam has thrown some light on this problem in his autobiography “Wings of Fire”-“If you are a writer who would secretly prefer to be a lawyer or a doctor, your written words will feed but half the hunger of your readers; if you are a teacher who would rather be a businessman, your instructions will meet but half the need for knowledge of your students; if you are a scientist who hates science, your performance will satisfy but half the needs of your mission. The personal happiness and failure to achieve results that come from being a square peg in a round hole is not by any means new. In another part of the book, he states , “ I myself would tell naivete engineering students that when they choose their specialization, the essential point to consider is whether the choice articulates their inner feelings and aspirations. "
29th May 2007 From India, New Delhi