Generally, the choice you get once you’re done with 10th is of arts, science or commerce, and it is within the confines of these three boundaries that all of your future choices will be built. These options might paint a narrow image of the actual, robust picture, however, one that will not be revealed by one’s usual oracles – parents and teachers. The direction of your career after 10th must, for better or worse, be entirely yours. Before you do so, though, here are five things you should know:-
Your know your Aptitudes best
Your aptitudes are your domain. Your parents’ aspirations and your teachers’ expectations are all well and good, but they will only go so far. Choosing the wrong stream isn’t just a question of maybe doing something you might not be into. It means at least 5 more years of study in a stream
that does not hold your interest enough.
There is no such thing as a Math Person
Did you know that every action taken by our body is dictated by complex mathematical computations our brain performs every nanosecond? Ergo, there is no way you can have a whole bunch of people who are physiologically incapable of “math-ing”. Some people are, invariably, going to be better at it than others, while some people might be genuinely disinterested. But the whole knee-jerk “I’m not a math person” thing can close you off from a whole bunch of options in terms of a career after 10th
for very little reason.
Streams can and will overlap later in Life
When thinking of a career after 10th
, it is natural to suppose that whatever you choose now will set the rest of your path in stone, but that is never really the case. Negligence of mathematics in the field of medicine has led to a real crisis situation in medical research. Web development will always require a system of creative people. There are a host of opportunities that are at junctions of divergent fields.
You will make new friends
It can be difficult to break away from the choices of your peer group
, as it is completely natural to want their respect. However, it is you who will have to live with your choices. Either way, promises of eternal friendship rarely work out, while, on the other hand, you have opportunities for better friendships among a peer group that has already be culled based on interests, rather than being a static pool of people who were thrown together randomly.
Bad choices won’t ruin lives, but they will make them a tad difficult
So, you pick Arts as your career after 10th, and later discover that your true passion is physics. There isn’t much stopping you from going back and picking things up from scratch. However, you must keep in mind that it won’t be near as easy as those who got into it right away. Being older than the rest of your class isn’t an easy thing in and of itself, and add to it the fact that you might be demotivated from the experience of having had to study something that you find tedious. However, this will get better, as the very fact that doing what you wanted wasn’t easy will motivate you in the long run.