Moving on to another most obvious reason for an aimless child to appear for CAT could be “joblessness” coupled with aimlessness. In simple words, MBA is the drowning (and aimless) man’s straw, in this situation. The very reason I described the “aimless CAT aspirants” to be dangerous was that they might end up doing something which they may never have wished to do in the first place, but out of aimlessness or hopelessness, he may have no other option left.
It’s true that in the current generation where there is a race for everything with “TSD: Time, Speed and Distance (i.e. track of growth or progress)” governing the pace of the competition, one simply cannot afford to be a mediocre. But it is really important for an individual, especially the age group among 17-30, to spare a few minutes’ time to think and realize what actually is the aim or goal of his life; how he wishes to accomplish it; the short term goals involved to reach to the final goal. Likewise, the aspirants who wish to pursue CAT should also first realize the goal of their life, and then question themselves whether the MBA degree will be the means to achieve their final goal or not; whether or not it would direct them towards their long term goal? Wishing to earn more and more money by pursuing MBA is not a sin, but having no clue or having just vague ideas of pursuing MBA with no definite plan as to how you wish to earn that money is a sin. You might be successful in belying the panel in front of you by cooking up some make-belief story of “why MBA”, but god forbid, if in the long run your story boomerangs on you? What if your make belief story takes a sudden climactic turn and costs you heavy loss in near future? The heaviest of the losses incurred could be the “realization” that you actually cheated yourself and not the panel a couple of years ago, the “realization” that the kind of job you are doing right now is not your cup of tea; however lucrative the incentives may be, the “realization” which would force you to draw a truce between your job-satisfaction and the responsibility on your shoulders. The realization that you are (and you will be) paying off for that one mistake which you committed years ago; could pinch you hard. And here the mistake is not just the bunch of lies which you had once gracefully shielded under the veil of truth in your interview; instead it is the mistake of “not having a goal in life”. If you had a goal in your life in the first place, it would have been easier for you to analyze whether the MBA degree would be worth striving for, or not!!! (to be contnd..)