I am now in class X. Some months after, I shall pass the High School Examination and shall proceed to a senior school. Everybody who wants to study further joins a senior school. But that is not saying much about my aim in life. Let me be more definite about my future.
Let me tell you at once that I want to become a good doctor. I have a strong liking for medical profession. I doctor gets fat fees for consultations, and this is an independent profession. He is nobody’s servant and can ask people to adjust their time to suit his convenience. He gets many chances of serving the people and for securing their good will and affection.
But my aim is not to become a mercenary doctor. I really want to help the people by lightening their sufferings. Though not unwilling to take fees for I want to enjoy life I would be generous if my skill failed to cure my patient. I would willingly giver my time, If AI am able to lessen the pain of the sufferers. What better service can one do to one’s kind than making happy?
Years after, when I have made enough money, I would build a home for the sick I would collect about me a band of workers and hand over the home to them a d quietly retire from life. They workers would be as sincere as I would be in life. Only then I would retire from active service.
It shall be my aim as a doctor to make no difference between the rich and the poor. I shall perhaps treat the poor better for their illness, because they will be the more helpless and therefore the more needy. I would not mind even giving them free treatment if needed.
Again India is a land of villages. A large number of villagers are without any medical attention. Every year the toll of plague, small pox and other epidemics is very heavy among these medically desolate masses of humanity the villagers. After I become a doctor I shall try to contribute my mite to the struggle against the epidemics which are ravaging the villages of India. I shall have a mobile an fully equipped as a moving dispensary and tour the villages of India curing and sick and bringing them back their health and happiness.
Thus I would live up to the highest ideals of medical profession, and would leave behind me a tradition of true and selfless service to be followed up by other doctors who would come after me.