Letter to Friend on “Job after long unemployment”
My heart leapt with joy when I heard that you have reached the El Dorado of your ambitions after a weary trudge and drudge of long unemployment. Lesser lights than you have long been employed, but then fortune favours fools, and you, fortunately, do not belong to that class. You have in fact paid the price of your pioneering brilliance because your mind has long been set on Chemical Engineering, the importance of which is not yet widely understood in our country.
I am glad you did not mortgage your future career for the present requirements by accepting any engineering assignment that tripped across your path when you walked footsore on the thorns of unemployment, quite contrary to the counsel tendered to you by most of us. I am gratified to recall that you coolly and courageously turned down any such advice. Now standing on the first rung of the ladder in the illustrious firm of the Tatas, I am quite convinced that you will rise faster and higher and make up for the slow recognition of your creative genius and sterling qualities of head and heart.
Ever praying for your greater and greater glory,