A Panel Discussion

During a panel discussion on the topic "Talent as a function of affluence" in YLC, Zaheer A Kidvai, the CEO of b.i.t.s advised us all to "Run away from home mentally!" He himself had run away from home in his youth, and had later sailed around the world in 25 days, and set up 3 companies! He didn't recommend us running away from home physically, but he said that we must realize that we are independent personalities, and that we are not to passively accept the lifestyle our parents intend to pass on to us. I really liked this advice of his.

On the same panel, we also had Amir Adnan, the famous fashion designer. He said that Talent is the ability to convert dreams into reality, and Affluence is the ability to do what you want to do.

There also a psychiatrist Dr. Ubaldo Leli, and he said that he considered himself successful, not because he was financially well-off, which according to him he wasn't, but because when he goes to sleep at night, he has distinct feeling of satisfaction. 'My day has a meaning. My life has a meaning.'


Ibn Azam said…
Run Away from home mentally
this along with Mark Twain's "Never let your schooling interfere with your education," are two of the best advices I've ever heard.
Awais Aftab said…
Nice. Thanks for sharing that Mark Twain wisdom. :)