MY AIM IN LIFE
Every man must have some aim in life. If a man has no aim, he cannot succeed in life. He does not know what he will do. A rudder directs the course of a ship. If there be no rudder, the ship cannot sail in the proper direction. An aimless man is like a rudderless ship. So we see that all of us should have an aim in life.
Different men have different aims in life. Most of the people aim at making wealth. Men like to enjoy the comforts of life, and wealth is necessary for that. So most men want money. Then there are some men who want to acquire knowledge. They do not care much for wealth. There are, again, others who want glory and fame. Some men are eager to get power and exercise authority over others.
My aim in life is to do some good for my country. Our country is very poor. The prosperity of a country depends upon agriculture, industry, and commerce. But our country is yet backward in these respects. Our cultivators do not know how to improve their methods of cultivation. They are not educated. There is hardly any good arrangement for the improvement of the industry of our country. Very few people give their attention to commerce. Most people like to accept service under Government. A nation cannot prosper by service-mentality. So I shall receive a good education and then become a businessman. My father also is a businessman. I hope to earn a lot of money. But I shall spend the greater part of my money for the good of my country. I shall establish agricultural and technical schools. Some of our country-men will be trained there, and thus they will help to improve the agriculture and industry of this country. If many such schools are established," people will suffer less for want of food. We may thus help the country to be prosperous.
Every one of us should do some good for our country. I shall be a happy man if I can attain my aim in life and thus do some good to my country.