In the recent years, career choices among the youths of the nation have seen many shifts – natural ones and weird ones. Among the most natural ones, the disenchantment from the engineering career is easily evident. Apparently, people have been engineers for long and also been jobless for so long and this is the reason that today, most of the youths who are willing to establish themselves, in the long run, are not getting into this field. So, where are they looking? What are their goals? To the extent I could watch the shift, I will certainly say that people are looking towards a career which is safer, far more challenging and assured in the terms of progress – journalism!
THE IDEA BEHIND MERCANTILISM
There was emergence of an economic thought between early 15th century to mid-18th century that is called mercantilism. It was a cry against the medieval thought and practice in France and other parts of Europe. The society was prevailing under pre-Newtonian thought about science. There was an enormous amount of ritual practice, unconscious faith and no scientific approach about any incident whatsoever in the day-to-day casual life of human beings. There was a feudalistic political structure. At the start of 15th-century, people had started realizing the importance of economic aspects of their problem. The main idea of mercantilism was to increase the overall wealth of the nation. That transformed in multiple other benefits – nationalism was increasing, people shifted towards productive works and much more. According to Lekachman, “Mercantilism was a battle against medieval thought and practices.”
The pursuit of knowledge and goal of it has a distinguished value. Goal drives us where we like to go but purpose deals with what we become in the process of achieving our goal. The same thing is discussed in the book Why are you being educated by J. Krishnamurti. It sounds very unfamiliar question to us, we have dedicated a part of life to get an education and someone is asking why are you being educated?
I am unconventional, most of the times! Now people will surely begin to speculate what I don’t; what I am not; what I can’t; what I won’t; and what I did not! But guys, chill! I am a positive person and give the least to the negative side of the deck. I stay positive all the time and do my things rather enthusiastically – that’s where I am unconventional unlike most of the people. Well, now that I am on the web – world wide web, let me make it clear what I will be doing here. I have set up my website-cum-blog which ensures that I will be writing my stuff. What will I be writing? Let me answer that.