Just the other day I happened to wake up early. That is unusual for an engineering student. After a long time I could witness the sunrise. I could feel the sun rays falling on my body. Usual morning is followed by hustle to make it to college on time. This morning was just another morning yet seemed different.

Witnessing calm and quiet atmosphere, clear and fresh air seemed like a miracle to me. I wanted this time to last longer since I was not sure if I would be able to witness it again, knowing my habit of succumbing to schedule. There was this unusual serenity that comforted my mind. It dawned on me, how distant I had been from nature. Standing near the compound’s gate, feeling the moistness that the air carried, I thought about my life so far.

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking.
Steve Jobs

I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same.

‘Being in the top will only grant you a good life’ has been the mantra of my life. But at times, I wish I was an average student. I wish decisions would have not been so straightforward. Maybe I would have played cricket- the only thing I feel passionate about. Or maybe I would have studied literature (literature drives me crazy). Isn’t that disappointing- me wishing to be bad at academics. It’s like at times I hate myself for the stuff I am good at.

When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you. It would mean a lot to me if you recommend this article and help me improve.

Durante esta tarde y pese al anuncio del Gobierno de que el proyecto de matrimonio igualitario ingresaría a través de la Cámara de Diputados, el Ejecutivo lo hizo a través de la Comisión de Constitución del Senado.
El documento de 12 páginas que contiene elementos fundamentales del presentado por Fundación Iguales y la escuela de derecho de la Universidad de Chile a la Presidenta, Michelle Bachelet, en abril de 2016 fue ingresado esta tarde a la Comisión de Constitución del Senado. Ante esto, el presidente ejecutivo de Fundación Iguales, Juan Enrique Pi, explicó que "independiente de la cámara por la cual ingrese este proyecto, lo importante es que podamos avanzar en su tramitación. Desde hoy hemos iniciado el contacto con los jefes de bancada y los miembros de la comisión para reunirnos a la brevedad con ellos, y así poder aprobar antes del 11 de marzo la idea de legislar de este proyecto". Estas reuniones con los jefes de bancada se suman a una iniciativa que Iguales lanzó hace una semana, llamada Súmate a la Historia, donde invita a la ciudadanía a firmar una petición a través de la plataforma Change.org, para pedir al Gobierno que ponga las urgencias necesarias para avanzar, al menos, en la idea de legislar, antes del término de la administración Bachelet.



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