I was a pupil of the Kotak Salasian School. I worked quite firm to my result all from the first grade and the result was always first in the tutorial and I was called “Topper”. My equals praised me at my genuine hard work but as I have come to the higher curriculum's it happens to be that my result had a drop back. I could not recognize it due to the reason that I had friends who were fit for nothing.
They always praised me on my results and year by year my result is coming down. These friends were the chief reason for my back drop. They were dis-trustfulness of my result. At the last death blow for me was the ninth grade when I was a failure in the biology subject. The subject I liked the most. I was ashamed to be at school a topper to a least position. My classmates laughed at me they were looking at me as if they saw a fool.
My friends who moved with me all before stopped to come to me and they did not even talk to me. I went into mental depression that made me decide that I should die and not live anymore. That evening I walked onto the shore of R .K Beach and I stood on a rock to jump into the sea. There I heard a voice of my Principal who followed me “Dutt, he said I went to him he said “facing problems needs less courage but for dying it needs more courage”. He said students do suicides without knowing this. That courage for suicide is more for the courage needed to study.
So he said try to make problems solved with the courage that you are using for dying. Have self confidence that you can achieve the goal that you have planned for in your life which will develop you till you reach flying colors. Leave friendship with your friends as to the reason that a true friend would always come to you when you are problems then you have problems now is anyone coming to you so try to have a real friend.
I left back home without saying a word. Later I had friends but not as before who stand on my results, I took confidence that I can study well and the statement “failure is the stepping stones for success” worked in my case. I still remember the principal words use the courage in your life and you see me now said Dutt.
I am doctor treating few hundreds of patients. The confidence that my principal gave me helped me get good grip in the subject that I failed. The courage is still helping me in my life. The life with courage and self-confidence will always help the people to come up with flying colors. That is what I want to put forward to the teens.
Seven Hills Hospital,