3IDIOTS and me
October 2, 2011
Farhan’s dad got a letter from the principle that says a friend of Farhan is ruining Farhan’s life.
While his father is scolding Lancho, Farhan cannot say anything because he knows how hard his father supported himself. He fails to stand up to his father, as always.
Students learn methods and formula everyday, but they loose their youthful passion. They loose their dreams and maybe themselves. Farhan, for instance, does not even feel uncomfortable about becoming an engineer when his real dream is a photographer. Lancho does want to become an engineer and loves engineering, but even he feels bored when it comes to classes.
This is the picture of a class in one of the most famous and well-systemed college.
The professor who is responsible for that pressure says the student was too weak. The professor is not able to see that not everyone is strong enough and that human beings are weak creatures. He does not know how to tolerate different types of people.
In the end, everyone is happy. That is one of the biggest fascination of the movie. However, we still have some things to think about. Lancho and his friends were happy after following their own dreams and strong will. Even under an unfair and impersonal system of the society, they did not give up and they trusted themselves.
Are we honeset to ourselves? Are we living ‘our’ lives? Aren’t we being chased by other’s dreams and what others think is valuable?
Sometimes I take some time to think about those questions. However, I soon continue on with my life. Maybe I am lucky to live a life that I can satisfy with. Or, maybe I do not even know what I truly want, and maybe that is something different from my own life.