We have often come across children whining away telling his parents he does not want to do something because he does not like it. No matter how hard the parents try to persuade him, he abstains from obeying, more so because he does not have any personal inclination towards doing what he does not like.
As he grows up, the situation does not remain the same. On maturing bit by bit a person stops being the rebellious wild child he used to be in his childhood days and starts consenting to do things he does not like in the name of obligation. If we look beneath the surface of this obligation we would see he does these things reluctantly, without any real interest about what the final outcome would be. This adversely affects the person’s productivity.
We see a similar situation in the offices today. Candidates are recruited to do jobs which they don’t like. The result, they toil away dreading each day of work as they don’t like what they do and this pushes them off the brink. This practice is responsible for the downfall of the productivity of the workers and leading to their frustrations which cause much work place malice. In order to harbor a good workplace environment the candidates to do a particular job should be chosen according to their inclination and interest towards doing it.
We see a similar scenario in the case of academics too, where parents push their children to become doctors and engineers while what they want to become might be an artist or a photographer. When a child is pushed into studying a rigorous course which he does not like, he might not be able to cope. The mounting depression which amounts out of the failed attempts to cope pushes him towards becoming either a rebel or a recluse with suicidal tendencies.
So the next time you tell someone “you should be doing this and not that.” Sit back for a moment and think what kind of a dungeon you might be pushing that person into.
People should be allowed to choose what they like to do...