Was in the train today, when the kid standing at the door was ABOUT to fall. I managed to grab his bag and pulled him in. The kid of course was grateful etc.

So I asked him

Me: Are you trying to prove a point standing on the footboard?
Kid: No

Me: Fighting cancer or something?
Kid: No

Me: Making a case for the downtrodden or the poor or the drought struck?
Kid: No. I didn’t know there was a drought

Me: Do you have parents or siblings?
Kid: Yes mom & dad work at (some bank) and 2 brothers in college

On hearing this, I totally lost it.

Me: THEN WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU STANDING AT THE DOOR FOR?
Kid: College ke liye late ho raha tha

Me: AND WHAT YOUR 5 MINUTES LATE OR 1 PERIOD LATE IN COLLEGE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR LIFE??? STUPID KID!
Kid: šŸ™ sorry sir

Some passers by mumbled about how today’s generation / millenials have no value for their own life – but anyways maybe 25-30 years later he’ll take the opportunity to screech at some other stupid kid… maybe make a difference that way.

I didn’t note the kid’s details. Didn’t even ask his name. This was 11th of April 2016 around 8:50 AM.

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About Chaitanya Dhareshwar

Chaitanya Dhareshwar, a Technocrat | CIO.

Member of various key technology and management organizations (IETF, ISOC, CSI)
with 14 years of technology management & advisory experience
has transformed companies from "stone age" to "space age". I build high-scale, self-sustaining, self-service platforms. Passionate about technology, innovation and creating killer opportunities that only great tech can bring. I've led teams from 5 - 150 people, and am hands-on with all forms of technology.

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