Everybody has an aim in life. Aim or ambition gives us a sense of direction in life. My aim in life is to become a doctor . A doctor lives a noble life . A doctor is someone who can help someone else in need. He renders a valuable service to the suffering humanity . He is the symbol of hope and joy. I know that becoming a doctor is not a very easy task. It is a long journey of study to become a good doctor. But I have confidence in myself to accomplish the target. When I become a doctor, I will treat the poor patients without charging fees. I will also distribute free medicines to the poor people. I will educate people for maintaining hygiene and cleanliness. I will always speak politely so that the patients feel comfortable. I will never get irritated and do my best for the sick. I wish my sweet dream would be fulfilled and I hope I can serve my nation by becoming an ideal doctor .
I look at him, sitting there, my 21-year-old son. I feel I’m being interviewed for a job I don’t even want. I say, “But you’re not. You’re different. I will never look at you in the same way again. It’s a visceral feeling. Maybe because I’m your mother. All those years of looking after your body – taking you to the dentist and making you drink milk and worrying about green leafy vegetables and sunscreen and cancer from mobile phones. And then you let some stranger inject ink under your skin. To me, it seems like self-mutilation. If you’d lost your arm in a car accident, I would have understood. I would have done everything to make you feel better. But this – this is desecration. And I hate it.”