The kid wants to be space scientist

@vandana7 (68982)
India
October 23, 2015 12:58am CST
I don't blame him. He read a lot about Dr. Kalam, India's former President. This is the kid whose education I am sponsoring. I am under no obligation to educate him beyond general graduation. He is now in 11th standard, and stood first in the class, and was chosen as the model student of the year. He is brilliant! We met briefly. I did not overdo it. I did not want him to feel obliged or grateful. I wanted him to feel free of obligations. Did I do right? I don't know. Should I be an anchor in his life? Not sure I want to be for only one child. There are so many helpless ones out there. It can be very confusing. I think I will cross the bridge when the time comes. He still has many more examinations to go through, to be eligible for those studies. How do you all decide which of your children deserves more spending than the other?
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
23 Oct 15
I wish you or someone was around way back in 1989 when I had cleared the entrance for the course. Probably, that was the reason that I sponsored the education of those two via CRY. I could not sponsor the higher studies due to my constraints and now the health. But am really glad as I read this discussion.
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@vandana7 (68982)
• India
23 Oct 15
I hope I will do the right thing when the moment arrives. It is a difficult choice you know. To support the brilliant kid, or to help another one make it in life. Both seem equally important.
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@thesids (22351)
• Bhubaneswar, India
24 Oct 15
@vandana7 I do hope that his parents/guardians are understanding and do not make an ego issue of this noble deed you plan to do... you know how some of us can be due to the ego state.
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@vandana7 (68982)
• India
24 Oct 15
@thesids ...He is an orphan. He has neither parents. I was firm on that. I will not help any drunkard or gambler's family. I can understand illiteracy or financial problems, but not irresponsibility. This kid has nobody in the world, except those in the village. So if I show extra kindness there will be kind of vine like leaning and may be attachment. I am not sure I am ok with it because as of now, I plan to move out of this state.
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@SIMPLYD (86419)
• Philippines
23 Oct 15
Yes , just cross the bridge when you get to it . Who knows , can be a great space scientist indeed !
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@vandana7 (68982)
• India
23 Oct 15
But the dilemma is, to support his brilliance or to support another orphan survive.
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@SIMPLYD (86419)
• Philippines
23 Oct 15
@vandana7 He can always return your goodness by supporting other children too .
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@vandana7 (68982)
• India
23 Oct 15
@SIMPLYD ..that is a way to look at it I suppose. :)
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@hora_fugit (5430)
• India
25 Oct 15
I don't know if the brilliant student can be told about the larger picture... I wanted to sponsor a child too. Then things happened.
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
23 Oct 15
lol! i am glad that he is brilliant. You must come here and ask about me. You will be blown and will learn new words for naughtyness and unstudynedd lol!