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.