When I graduated from IIT in 1995, I was expecting to soon figure out my life and my career, and quickly ‘settle down’.
I then joined the Indian Police Service, the ultimate platform for ‘settling down’. It was such a stable and predictable job that I knew the exact date of all my promotions over the next 35-plus years.
Yet, I could not settle down and ended up quitting the IPS.
Next, I tried an MBA but even that did not bring ‘stability’.
Now, I have given up on the idea of settling down. In fact, I like the unsettled life.
So if you are a recent graduate and feel a little lost, brace yourself. That feeling may never go away!
But let me assure you, it is not a terrible thing. Honestly, even now, I sometimes feel like a fresher trying to make sense of the world.
But does that not make life a little interesting?