Good Marks In A Subject Doesn’t Mean An Interest In It

Recently, I got an opportunity to guide a bright student at our community learning center in Mumbai. A lot of school students get mentored here for various subjects. There was this particular girl who was quite confused on choosing her study field in college.

She got 90+ marks in science and mathematics, and everyone is after her to opt for science. But she wants to take up psychology and become a teacher. This reminded me of my college life.

I was extremely good at economics, marketing, and exports. I used to get good marks but I wasn’t interested to make a career in those fields. I was always interested in visual art and multimedia. I was good at economics, marketing and exports but my love were for something else.

I am glad that I pursued my career in visual art and multimedia. Although I wasn’t good at it earlier now I am an expert—it’s all about passion.

I have observed that parents, teachers, counselor or friends often assume good marks in a particular subject as a first choice of the student.

But this isn’t necessarily true.

In my perspective, good marks are no parameter to judge a student’s study or career interest. We might have to go beyond marks and dig deep for the real thing.

 

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