Jet d'Eau, one of the largest founains in the world, is an iconic landmark on Lake Geneva in Switzerland. 130 gallons of water per second are jetted to an altitude of 460 ft. An incredible sight to experience! #travel#europetravel
The past few months have been very different from how the rest of my life has been.
From as a four year-old in kindergarten to as a twenty-four year-old at a job, there was one common expectation - to follow the rules. In kindergarten, the rule was to behave in class, primary school teachers instructed me to complete my homework, secondary school made me focus on science and math, college compelled me to study and get a job, and the job required me to finish deliverables on time.
At all these places, the path had already been laid out; all I had to do was execute.
From July to now, I've had to find the path for myself. This was (and is) new territory for my mind. So far, the mind had mastered the art of abiding by what it was told to do. Suddenly, it not only had to figure out how to row, but also which direction to row in.
This is more difficult than it sounds. Every decision - from whether I should travel to Srinagar or not, to whether it would be better to work on my own startup instead of applying for an MBA - must be carefully considered. There's no teacher or work senior who can conclusively tell me a right answer. I must figure out not just 'how' to do something but also 'what' to do, to begin with.
The idea of going back to an environment with set rules of operation seems comforting (job/masters). But, my gut knows that I will be much happier if I'm able to learn this what-how game. As much as rules make life easy, they also shackle the imagination.