Life comes with opportunities. But when opportunities strike, they don't come alone. They come wrapped with certain risks surrounding it.
I experienced something closely related to above description when I was in my last year of graduation.
To start with, my 3 years at IIT provided me with the platform not only to think and see higher but also to aim high.
Guess what next? I was also in league of "Civil Services Aspirants". And the best place ofcourse to get the "enlightment" (all of us know very well!) is the streets and classrooms of Old Rajinder Nagar. Sitting in the compact classrooms my views and opinions broadened. Black and white transformed into "shades of Grey". A lad who use to be blind follower of religion started questioning the rituals/practices and misinterpretations of religions. He started discarding anything that failed to stand the test of rationality. He who was a firm critic of government now started considering himself a (virtual) part of it and realised it is not an easy task to run a nation. Now means have become important for him instead of ends.
Though at times anxiety dominated reason and emotions but as a whole I'm really enjoying the journey without thinking so much about results.