overcoming stereotype

12 Aug
Ayushi Jolly

Hello every one!

Most of us belong to the group of young adults who have faced the stereotypes of Indian society and it's impact the most.However,little do we do anything about it.We all have so much callibre to perform at different levels but are afraid to take a drop or a break to really pursue our dreams.This stereotype puts so much pressure on individuals that we lose most of our confidence and interest in the things we thing are our strengths.As counsellors or mental health experts what can be possibly done at individuals level to let the child pursue his dreams and let him try without fearing failure or becoming victim to the taunts of the society?

Responses 2

  • Anjali Deshmukh
    Anjali Deshmukh   Aug 15, 2017 01:14 PM

    Hey Hi.

              We all are born to do something in life. And it is the child's wish to do what he or she likes. All children have got a hidden talent which needs to be polished and brought out. But the so called rules of the society stop the children from doing so. Our stereotypical society doesnot encourage any other profession apart from white collar jobs. It seems pathetic but that's the fact of society.

                                Many social movies have been made to show this particular thing especially for women, such as "Dangal", "Mary Kom". In general, movies such as taare zameen par had a strong impact on the society. Considering all this still our society seems unmoved. The movies were a huge hit  but the lesson which people got from the movie was zero. No matter what, still we have a long way to go . It is just the beginning, there's a lot to come.All that matters in the end is the happiness of the family and child. If the family is supportive then definitely the child can reach its destination. It all comes down to the determination and the goal. 

    Its never easy to do what we want in this society. So be strong and do what you want. Pursuing what your heart wants is the way to success.

    Hope this was helpful :)

  • Priya Parwani
    Priya Parwani   Aug 13, 2017 09:29 AM


    Hope you are doing good. Every child is different and unique in his own way, a simple concept yet very difficult to understand by our parents. Two well renowned movies of Indian cinema [Taare Zameen Par and 3idiot] tried to express this concept but alas, unable to bring the revolutionary change. Parents force their children to be either a lawyer,doctor,engineer,accountant. They consider any other field less important and not worthy to be pursued and this pressure affect the menatl health of children. Pressure accumulates so much that they ultimately end their lives which is very disheartning. As counsellors we can counsel parents to have faith in their child and him fly in the field where he wants to. Parents should be given awareness about the great future in different streams except the four or five mainstream fields. They should be told that earning money doesn't ensure success but happiness does. Child's happiness is far more important than the sum of money he earns. Moreover, parents should not compare their child to anyone in this world because he can't be anyone else. So parents should be told that their child is special and should be allowed to choose his dreams and follow them and parents should support his dreams.

    Hope this will help.

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