Great Minds Think Alike – Day 12 #writing101

Today’s Prompt: Write a post inspired by a real-world conversation.

Today’s twist: include an element of foreshadowing in the beginning of your post.

Great men are often born in the most unexpected places. They sometimes breathe, grow up, live and learn in the most regular situations. They may look similar to the common masses surrounding them, but boy, are they not different. Their level of thinking is so intense that it would even put Einstein to shame; their IQ so high, that we would need to triple the Burj Khalifa to match it. Their traits of brilliance so bright, that the diamond would demand a polish; and their tricks of camouflaging so perfect that even Houdini would need to brush up his tricks. Ah! Great men. Thankfully, I was blessed with the opportunity to meet two such people in my class, leaking of greatness, that I could not help but overhear their conversation.

“What are your plans for the future?”

“Me, I guess after cracking the JEE, I will plan for the IAS examination.”

*JEE is the entrance exam of the Indian Institute of Technology

*IAS exam is to get into the Indian Administrative Services

“Great, IAS has good money.”

“Right, anyways who wants to be an engineer when you can live your life on the bills of the government?!”

“No, engineering provides a ton of money. That is the sole purpose I’ve chosen this line for. Otherwise who wants to get into the rat-race?!”

“The rat-race exists because engineering gives money. But this is what my father told me, if there are ten engineers going in their Mercedes to visit a temple, they will not be given admission into the premises if an IAS has come to visit the temple. See, an IAS officer has an esteemed status in the society, which no engineer can ever achieve.”

“Yeah, right. But for that you need to burn the mid-night lamp too! And afterwards, all the services towards the society and improving the condition of India stuff. Nah! I’m not interested in that! Who cares about the poverty of a country when you are going to own a Lamborghini?!”

“You seriously think I’m going to do all that junk? The only funda you need to know now is, Money: It Gets Shit Done”

Great men, indeed.

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15 thoughts on “Great Minds Think Alike – Day 12 #writing101

  1. Hmmm, interesting. I suppose that’s how many in the world think? I’m not sure? For racing rats, has never been my pre-occupation.

    Material wealth never will satisfy. It does help, for sure. At what point does one say, “enough is enough”?

    We are born into the world, fists clenched grasping. We leave the world, hands stretched out. We cannot take it with us. As much as people bury their loved ones with stuff for the afterworld. It is difficult to see that benefit, for the deceased. Cheers Jamie. http://hirundine.com

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    • So true! Most of my fellow schoolmates are all neck-deep in the thought that material wealth is the ultimate source of peace. And I feel that most of the people are too blinded by luxury or status that they just join the rat race, to become economically stable, than look at other options. And once the money starts coming, the hunger keeps on getting bigger. And it does not stop until they realise it is too late to go back..

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  2. Oh thank God I’m not near those great minds! My would wouldn’t have been able to cope up with such brilliance!! 😛

    Jokes aside, this IS a very real issue today in our country. How many people simply make *earning money* their life goal. Without a care for what they really want to become or achieve in life. But what can you do, the problem lies with the society on the whole.

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  3. Well, there aren’t bad people. Just misguided and misled ones. Like saying “No such thing as bad student, only bad teacher”. And by “bad” teacher, I don’t mean our school/college teachers – I meant anyone and everyone who give us a piece of “bad” advice.

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