Prasanna(Mechy) to AnonyMace ‘Wise up’

First year ഇല്‍ മറക്കാനാവാത്ത അനുഭവം പറയൂ. 3 girls in a sea of മെക്കന്മാര്‍!!!

I do not have a memorable experience for the topic “3 girls in a sea of mechanmar”. Actually I did not feel the “girls / boys” separation in our class (You should not misinterpret my words; I mean all were just classmates for me, very decent friends.)

However, let me share with you an unforgettable experience in the first year which changed my destiny. I joined MACE with a goal to become a Civil engineer. I came with the expectation to transfer from Mechanical to Civil which was my first choice.

That day I got my friend, she was waiting to see the other girl who is coming to join Mechanical and keenly waiting to brainwash (me) to continue in Mechanical. No, I was not convinced by her words, but kept quiet waiting for the time to apply for transfer to Civil.

Then one of my classmates Mechan came to me with a request to change to Electrical, so that his friend can change to Mechanical. I did not like it, I did not want electrical at all. He asked me few times. And then one day it happened, on my way back from college to hostel, just before the LH, Mechan and another classmate came to me and asked about my decision to apply for transfer. I said ‘I am not changing to Electrical’. Annoyed by my firm reply he said “Mechanical is very tough, you will not pass Engineering. You will struggle in Drawing and workshop”.

My ego worked inside for good ‘I do not like somebody trying to take the decision for me. The only subject I like other than Maths is Drawing’. I hid my feelings and simply said “No, I am not changing” and continued walking. And the decision was made right there “Only Mechanical, even if the other two girls change branches, I will be here in Mech A”.

“Learning to know, Learning to do, Learning to Be, Learning to live together”. Did MACE taught us To Be, taught us To Live? What would have better prepared us for the world?

I don’t think our education system in general, teach us “To be” or “To live together”. So MACE is no exception.But I do not take it as a drawback, and don’t have a complaint either.

Any way we learn our life skills from family and society. Many of us are not knowing that “to be happy, to be loving, to be peaceful…” all these are personal choices. (If you have a different opinion, sorry I am not interested in debate, just wrote my perception that’s it)

If there were at least elective subjects like Self-esteem, Emotional maturity, Time management, Relationship management, Spirituality, Psychology etc, I would have studied Emotional maturity as my choice. I do not know for what all things I was stressed out those days- examinations, practicals, what next if I don’t get a job…like that.

We should understand in young age itself that life is more of choices and executions. Even if situations are not in our control, how we respond to them is our choice. How to feel about it, is also our choice.

Whatever you do there are results/consequences. Typically, there are only 4 types of results:

-Exactly what is expected

-Opposite of what is expected

– More than what you expect

– less than what you expect.

What ever may be the result of your action, you make the next choice and move ahead. That’s all; life is as simple as that. If you like, take an example from your life and explore – it is very interesting. (All these learning and absorption I owe to my Guru)

During each training I attend as part of my job, I think it would have been good if we learnt these in college itself.

LH നു മുന്‍പ് ഏതു hostel ഇല്‍ ആയിരുന്നു? roomies നു Mech news കേള്‍ക്കാന്‍ പ്രത്യേക താല്‍പ്പര്യം ഉണ്ടായിരുന്നോ?

L H നു മുൻപ് St. Mary’s ൽ. (“അവൻ പിടിയിലായ” ആ സംഭവ വിവരണത്തിൽ പരീക്ഷയായാലും ഉറക്കത്തിനു കുറവില്ലെന്നു പറഞ്ഞിരിക്കുന്നത് എന്നെപ്പറ്റിത്തന്നെ, എന്നെ മാത്രം ഉദ്ദേശിച്ചാ!)

Mech news കേള്‍ക്കാന്‍ പ്രത്യേക താല്പര്യ മുണ്ടായിരുന്നോന്നുചോദിച്ചാൽ! ഏയ്… അങ്ങിനെയൊന്നും ഇല്ല. എന്റെ വായിൽ നിന്നും വല്ലതും കിട്ടീട്ടു എന്റെ കൂട്ടുകാരുടെ ഇമേജ് കളയാനല്ലേ…, ചുമ്മാ പോയെ മാഷെ !

If you are given a chance to do a semester now, which one would you pick? Why?

മനോവിഷമമുണ്ടാക്കുന്ന ചോദ്യങ്ങൾ ചോദിക്കല്ലേ. എനിക്ക് തിരിച്ചു പോകണ്ട. Answer mandatory യാണെങ്കിൽ 1 & 2 semesters. Physics ക്ലാസ്സിലെ പ്പോലെ നന്നായിട്ടു അതിനുശേഷം ഇതുവരെ ഉറങ്ങീട്ടില്ല!

 പാടത്തമ്മയുടെ പ്രതിഷ്ഠ കോവില്‍ എവിടെ?

പാടത്തമ്മയെ അറിയില്ലായിരുന്നു. അറിയാതിരുന്നതു നന്നായി, പഠിയ്ക്കാതെ 50 പൈസയ്ക്ക് കാര്യം നേടാൻ ഞാനും ശ്രമിച്ചേനെ; തലവര മാറിയും പോയേനെ.

15 Comments

  1. Prasanna…great that was a very frank and response..some great thoughts..My Sincere thanks to your Mechan..who made you stay back as pur mech A class mate

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  2. ഒത്തിരി സ്നേഹമുള്ള ആദർശ ധീരയായ ഒരു mechee ..and you are using the situation to empower us also… Prasanna where are you now?. Eagerly waiting to see you all on Aug12th

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  3. Prasanna, so nice to hear from you.
    -Thanks for sharing the remarkable story. Glad you stood your ground. Big salute to your resolve. Sometimes a challenge or a dare, helps recognize our real potential. Yes, thanks to that mechan (like James said in his comment).
    – Me too wish we had subjects beyond academics. Well said about ‘only 4 possible results’ for any situation. I am going at least try to weigh it out . Hopefully, we will also Wise up like AnonyMace.
    – You are a LOYAL Mechy…Very protective about Mechanmaar image ..hahha
    – serious LoL on Physics class sleeping.

    Please continue writing and share your insights !

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  4. Oh! Dear all,
    it was i, prasanna replied on your comments. The blog name came by chance.
    I never mean ‘marketing’ as my friend asked me. Even thouthough it is taken that way i m very happy😀😀
    Prasanna

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  5. Solid views! nJoyed reading.
    ആ mechane കിട്ടിയിരുന്നെങ്കിൽൽൽ ഇടിച്ചു പഞ്ഞിക്കിടാമായിരുന്നൂ ……..

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  6. Prasanna…..Are you sure you were the ‘urakkam thoongi’ in St.Marys hostel?……Already 5 people have claimed it is them….Hahaha….You are claimant number 6….. Lol…..

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  7. Reading this piece late …loved the “deciding” narrative …and tabling of a lot of relevant / true stuff …I plead guilty in being chauvinistic in how I saw world ..so many of my early years … successful brave friends like you played a significant role in transforming me and making me realise how incorrect I have been in my perspectives …today my greatest sources of happiness are my two lovely daughters ….and I share no anxieties of any kind in doubting how their life would turn out to be ..just because they are girls …thanks to the likes of you … I have examples to share with them of people who have blazed the trail ahead of them ….for them ….hats off from a Mech A class mate …

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