Whats Next?

18 Jan

Okay so basically I’ve been away. Away for a long time, not because I have lost my passion for my blog. But because there is just so much to do so little time and yes that’s my most recent excuse. School work is overbearing, Alevels is not easy my friends and with the growing pressure to aptly answer ‘what’s next?” which should instantly ring a bell in your mind..?..Which university are you applying to? Yes, its one dreaded question.

As much as I find the application process terrifying, waiting for acceptance or rejection is even worse. The fact that every university has its own specific tests for which people are willing to throw over 25 grand is amazing. For me, either you may assume I’m not taking everything lightly but I happen to believe that things will fall in place in the end. So I choose not spend extravagantly in this regard.

Are you in the jungle?

When I see people giving the SAT over and over [and over] again it’s quite surprising and annoying. All year round people will bug you with their flashcards of 3564 words. Among the lot is the over achiever which isn’t satisfied with a 2080 and would like to hit 2100. The other kind is the disappointed-yet-hopeful one who is ready to get into crossing the 1500 benchmark one last time! So yeah it’s a lot of effort and a lot of money too but then is it really worth it in the end?

I will be pursuing my higher education in Pakistan and often think  that is the education fulfilling and self satisfying enough.Must we always compare it with foreign education or be satisfied that we will never regret it? Or will I become the manual rather than the innovator?


Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Ramblings, Random


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8 responses to “Whats Next?

  1. Junaid

    January 19, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    “why must we compare with foreign education”, yes you are right. and not only that, why to compare local universities with eachother also. When inshallah you will come to prac life you will realise all uetians, nustian, fastian, lums, gikian, punjabians and all other ians are working with you on your scale. Do whatever you wanna do, do it with interest even it if MA urdu .. i tell this to everyone, do whatever you do in univ time but done forget to have fun, fun fun and fun … enjoy your time in univ; otherwise you will regert it. 🙂
    best of luck nida for whatever u do in your life 🙂

    • Nida

      February 6, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      Thankyou junaid for your response. I agree that one must pursue whatever interests the person in this way studies donot become a burden. For me I enjoy economics which others consider extremely dry but i love it !

  2. The Only Normal Person Here.

    January 22, 2011 at 12:38 pm

    Whoa… that was an innovative thought. But I guess not many share same opinions as yours. But then again this is exactly why it is innovative.

    • Nida

      February 6, 2011 at 5:04 pm

      Hahaha thanks! But lets see how far this opinion takes me 🙂

  3. Eddie

    January 25, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    I feel people these days have become fanatics about the education process. They are sweating more over gaining scores and getting to certain universities rather than chilling out and actually concentrating on getting the education part. Not ever successful person goes to such high profile universities. The maniac persuit of 2100 despite 2080 is a prime example of how our younger generation has become part of the race towards the “BEST” or what we call it…

    • Nida

      February 6, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      True. Nowhere is the search for being educated seen but rather who gets the highest GPA.As cliche as it may sound thats not what education is worth.

  4. Humayun

    February 20, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    This is what awaits for everyone passing out of his high school in Pakistan. There is no concept of career counseling. I can recall my time. Once I was done with my FSc, without planing out any longterm objective or considering my aptitude, I got into the race of ”marks”. Only God knew that I would end up with a Journalism majors despite winning my seat in engineering. Listen to your heart , best of luck for your future endeavors.

    • Nida

      September 10, 2011 at 8:05 pm

      Thankyou for sharing Humayun 🙂


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