To a son about his career
I have received your loving letter from school and am glad to know that you are becoming responsible enough to decide on a career.
You are now in the school final year and are about to launch into a more independent education in college. You know that a generation divides us and the norms and conditions of social life were different in my days. But all I can say as advice is that you must select a career wisely. The first consideration is your interests. You can only succeed and feel happy when you do something you enjoy. Employment must be both gainful and satisfying. Then you must read up the latest on the field you are aiming at and acquaint yourself with men and women in the profession of that specialisation. When heart and mind function in unison, success is inevitable.
No career is more or less important. It takes different people to set in motion the total machinery of life. I thought your interests lay in the field of T.V. films. Your very good communication skills, your participation in school ‘plays, and the prizes you have won for speech-making point in that direction. So a career in Mass Communication and T.V. Production might prove lucky for you. It’s a new field in India. If you succeed and make it, fame and fortune will both follow.
With all best wishes,