-‘When I’m older I want to be a scientist!’
-‘Yes, why not? Be a great one and get a job in ISRO or NASA’
I was taught greatness
Greatness in studies
I wasn’t taught the meaning of the word mediocre.
Well obviously, because I didn’t need it.
A 12 year old pops up on a singing show
Suddenly, I am in a music class
aiming for nothing less than the Grammy’s.
A 16 year old wins a nobel prize,
And there I was, googling “‘astrophysics for dummies’
even though it was a business studies text open in front of me.
Anything less than greatness was unacceptable to me.
Aim for the moon and land among the stars?
Nah, scratch that, I wanted to land on Mars instead
Greater than any human being ever
The young me, full of hope,
aimed for nothing less than greatness, as she was taught,
in everything she did
every time she tried something,
she was just average
People ask me what am i most afraid of,
I say, deep ocean
because what i am, have been, and will be most afraid of in my life
ever since I learned it’s definition
is being mediocre
to lead a mediocre life
And what if there is no solution?
What if that is my destiny?
I could try my best,
I could put in all I have into everything I do,
is the world’s