Finally, push your passion and forget the rest
Even psychologists are baffled with the fact that India is amongst the top countries where engineers are forced into taking up the course by parents. Remember that there are other always other fields (that are even more lucrative than engineering) in case you feel that working in an engineering job is not your cup of tea.
There are areas such as music; if you research more, you will find that most of our playback singers are top-notch engineers having quit their academic fields to pursue their heart. Even a career in Technical/Technology journalism also offers lot of scope for improvisation whilst utilising your engineering skills/talents.
Always keep in mind that engineering also exists beyond IT, and Electronics. Domains such as Mechanical, Civil, and Electrical Sciences are considered as ‘evergreen’ by the experienced engineers’ category of people. Opportunities in Government/PSU sectors are numerous in these branches.
In summary, it is advised that you refrain from comparing your life with that of others. Do not be held back by popular beliefs; step-out and enjoy your post-engineering life.
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