WHAT ENGINEERING TAUGHT ME- Kashaf Khan
From being a coward, shy, arrogant and an ungrateful person to becoming the strongest, fearless, independent and loving, engineering has had a great impact on my life! And especially …. being an introvert. Started my engineering carrier as a hostelite away…. far away from my home, with eyes full of dreams, in a damn new city. Here becoming independent was the need of hour before even becoming an undergrad! Being coddled was not a choice anymore and as time passed by, I somewhere started evolving more as myself and realized my worth, while managing the daily chores along with my studies…….for the first time ever! (being “good for nothing” back then)
Engineering not only taught me how to solve those bugs in my code but far more, how to deal with life and most importantly, to overcome failures. All these years, the amount of knowledge I gained from engineering, a little bit more, engineering experiences bought my way. There could be hardly anyone beside me to listen about my bad day and cheer me up, except Mom on the other side of the phone, both of us numbing silently for hours. Hearing “You are a strong girl!” from Mumma really worked like magic to me. It made me stronger and independent like never before. Engineering gave a new point of view to look at life –tackling problems by myself, taking rough decisions at times, being your own best friend, finding yourself, being independent, becoming perseverant, being tough, dreaming big and not to forget -the skills to mug up all the syllabus a night before exams! Canteen chai with the gang would taste a little more sweeter than the 5/5 rated cafe pastry, that handmade Maggie was still better than the royal buffet dinner in all the ways, those blackmailing messages of my exam partners asking to get them pass will still be valuable than most of the friendship promises we all made in childhood, this is an enduring journey so close to my heart. All these tough yet fair instants gave me priceless life lessons. To this, all I can say is, an engineer is indeed “a maker of history” and “a maker of human being” as well. Cheering these ethics and moments, deep down I know, Engineering taught me “The art of living “.