Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Opinions.

Well these 2 days have been pretty good ones. Went to Wild Wadi yesterday with a group of friends. I think this the one big plan we’ve had in all of the 3 months of holidays (Yes, we’re all lazy as hell, but that’s not the point).

But this post isn’t about how these past 2 days have been. Its about something that happened today on the popular micro-blogging website – Twitter. Someone I know ‘tweeted’ about something that I think was highly inappropriate and just plain wrong. I know, its opinion and what not. But this kind of opinion really should stay off Twitter. Or atleast be worded better, if that wasn’t the intent.

Here’s the tweet, quoted word-for-word, though I’ve left out the person’s name for sake of anonymity:

Don’t understand why anybody would put it as their status if they got into a college in Dubai. Even high school drop outs get in. #Nooffence

I found this tweet to be a little over-the-top. I mean fine, if that’s what someone’s thought process is like there is nothing anyone can do about it, but to say that in public on a platform like twitter was just wrong; No matter what the circumstance.

A lot of my friends are going to University in Dubai. And I honestly don’t see anything wrong in that. If they take pride in it, they have all the right to make it their status. They’re not offending anyone. I’d like to think of it more as a way to keep the people in their lives informed, all at once.

And as far as the high school dropouts go, anyone from any part of the world will tell you that the case studies of high school dropouts making it big in life are a great number. So the next time you watch a Walt-Disney movie remember he was a High School Dropout. Or the next time you rap alongside one of Eminem’s songs, remember he was a dropout too. Jay-Z, Al Pacino, John Travolta, Frank Lloyd Right, The Wright Brothers were all High School dropouts too, not even University level.

So to all those going to college, no matter where in the world you’re going. All the very best, and make it big. It doesn’t really matter where you’re undergraduate comes from as much as it matters what you choose to do with your life and how you do it.

Until Next Post,
Parichay.