by Manthan Baheti

If not we, then who ?

Our brains are (fatefully) badly equipped to interpret and understand themselves. We cannot sit down and simply inquire of ourselves directly what we might want to do with our working lives – in the way we might ask ourselves what we would favor eating. The ‘we’ retires, falls silent and fragments under examination. At best, our deeper minds let out staccato signals as to certain things that appeal to, or appeal them. We might find ourselves saying: ‘I want to do something creative’ or ‘I don’t want to give up my life to a corporation’; ‘I’d like to make a difference’ or ‘I want meaningful work.’

We’re liable to blame ourselves and what seem like our exceptionally obtuse minds. But our in-capacities are not unique. We’re simply encountering at an especially stressful moment a basic problem of the human organ of thought. Our minds do not surrender answers to direct questions very easily. The same fractured replies would emerge if someone were to demand that we tell them what love really is or what constitutes friendship. We would feel baffled and put upon.

Instead, from fear and habit, we turn away from inner exploration and reach for platitudes which we suspect won’t do justice to our impressions, sensing that our real feelings are hiding somewhere in tangled pre-verbal form, yet hoping that our questioner might leave us and make someone else feel inadequate.

So there’s ultimately nothing very special and therefore nothing especially worrying about our inability to give a direct or neat answer to an enquiry about what we might want to do with our working lives.

Even the most prepared graduates face ever-changing employment conditions, so the key to navigating the complex waters of entry-level employment is to remain flexible. Transitioning from high school home life to independent college living presents surmountable challenges, which dedicated students, overcome. Similarly, moving into adult roles can also be accomplished by staying open to change and embracing opportunities.

As a college student, I know first hand the challenges that students face. Here are some of the important problems along with some suggested solutions that can be useful for students:

Exam Pressure on Students

This is the common problem which appears to every student throughout their student life. Nevertheless how well or worse your preparation is, you feel like always in stress and in a constant phase of struggle with studies.

This stress due to exam’s tension causes many side effects to the body like when you continuously stay in stress situation you create phobia to it and perceive it as a threat later you get into the mental status where you can be in the mental status of continuous denial, to flight or freeze situation. This may hurt you to that level where you feel like impossible to learn or understand something.

This may hurt you to that level where you feel like impossible to learn or understand something. That’s why you feel exhausted and discouraged.

Solution – There are ways available to deal with exam stress and believe it the best way is your time-bound preparation. Do not scatter yourself into many situations and a lot of topics altogether…
…better plan things first where first thing will be given first importance.


Tuition costs are rising at alarmingly high rates. Add to that the cost of meals, supplies, transportation, and textbooks, and you have a university student’s worst nightmare. University students drop out of school each year because they cannot afford the price. Others are forced to juggle full academic schedules with full time jobs to make ends meet. It is becoming increasingly difficult for students to graduate debt-free.

Solution – Student loans are relatively easy to get. Many students, however, don’t know how repayment works and just how many years they may spend paying off their loans. Consider an on-campus job. Working on-campus will cut out potential transportation expenses and help you stay more focused academically. If you had a job in high school and are going to university locally, see if you can keep working while in school. If you are going away to school, inquire about transferring to a job location near your school. In addition, create a budget for shopping trips and eating out and stick to it.

Sickness/Health Conditions! Heightened stress and lack of sleep can cause health problems. Living in close quarters also poses health risks and can increase a student’s chances of con tracing some sort of virus.

Solution – Eat healthy, balanced meals. Get a good night’s rest as well. Keep your hands illness does develop, visit your campus clinic.

Future Pursuits! Students feel pressured to “find and pursue their passion” — and I don’t think this is the right mindset

All their lives, students have been graded on getting things “right.” As a result, many students, particularly the high achievers, have this perfectionist urge to find the “right” career path. Countless career advice about “finding your passion” and “doing what you love” only reinforces the notion that the correct path exists somewhere and that it’s just a matter of identifying it as soon as possible. I don’t agree with this view.

In my opinion, most college students *cannot* possibly have a clue about their ideal career path. One, there are so many factors that influence whether you’d be happy in a certain job (role, pay, lifestyle, organizational size, quality of team, etc.). There is simply no way that you could know what you would like before actually trying out the different options. Two, there are so many different career options out there, and students gain exposure to only so much while staying within the confines of a university campus. They will encounter many new, exciting opportunities once they graduate, and only by staying open minded will they take advantage of these possibilities.

Solution – This is where ProTeen comes to the rescue of millions of students like us. For example I came across a tagline at ProTeen on the social media pages that said “Turn Your Hobby Into Your Profession!” Basically what ProTeen does is to help the confused minds to settle down. We all struggle to find our answers on various types of websites but still remain confused. Why not give our queries to an excellent trusted path finding site ? Yes! ProTeen Life not only gives you an in-depth concept of 613+ professions but also gives insights into 25+ associated threads like academics, skills, subjects and many more. Check it out!

Author – Manthan Baheti


  • Manthan Baheti
    January 13, 2021

    Thanks guys for your inspiring comments, means a lot to me and this drives me to write more articles.

  • Manthan baheti
    June 9, 2020

    Thanks for your compliments, i hope you all do well.

  • sanskriti savaran singh
    January 28, 2020

    Job, Job, Job, that’s what people want these days. Down the line, they forget how to live.

  • Bhargav Maradana
    January 21, 2020

    Title was attractive.
    Great one.

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