The kid wants to be space scientist
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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• 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.
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.