The Class X topper was passionate about Philosophy, but his domineering parents wanted him to study at IIT.
He entered IIT with JEE Rank 25. His parents felt truly alive!
Everybody thought he would be on top of the world, but he was depressed. 3 months later, he contemplated suicide.
But he decided, “Why should I end my life? I’ll live my life! Tough luck, Dad and Mum”
He quit IIT, enrolled for B.A. (Philosophy). His parents were shattered, but he felt truly alive!
By a curious coincidence, after completing M.A., he joined IIT’s Humanities Department to do his Ph.D.!
This true story (with some small but significant changes) has been written for 100 Words on Saturday at Write Tribe (Prompt: Truly Alive).