This guy was studying hard. He very quickly became first the best student in the group, then on the stream. But that's not all. In addition to studying, he found time for business.
When I went to college, there was a kid from India - Jay in my group. The name seemed strange to us, what kind of "jay" is that? Letter of the English alphabet or "DJ"? But Jay, without offense, in bad Russian and impeccable English, told everyone that Jay means "victory" in Hindi. By the way, his Russian later became very good, literally a year later - the guy clearly had an ability for languages. “We all learned a little something and somehow,” - this is what Pushkin said about me and about most of my fellow students. But this is not about Jay. This guy was studying hard. He very quickly became first the best student in the group, then on the stream. But that's not all. In addition to studying, he found time for business. His relatives transferred from India a wide variety of brass and bronze jewelry, doorknobs, locks, furniture fittings and so on. Jay opened a small shop where he sold all these things at a decent profit. It turns out that in his hometown this is the most common business - the production of various trinkets from brass.
Jay was the first in our course to buy a car with his own hard earned money. By the end of his studies, he already had an apartment, and he opened shops selling bronze and brass crafts in several neighboring cities. He graduated from the institute with honors, but refused to return to India, although he was guaranteed an excellent job there, by Indian standards. This is what he told me then: “I was the seventh of nine children, and another nine of my parents died. My parents earned three dollars a day - two for my father and one dollar for my mother. Since childhood, I had to climb the dumpsites of the suburb of Kalkatta and look for additional food for myself, my brothers and sisters. And from the age of eleven I already worked in the workshop of a copper-maker. And I also studied well, because at that moment I believed that only education would lift me out of poverty. You think India is the largest country in the world, but most of the people there live the way I did. Therefore, the opportunity to leave to study with you was for me tantamount to winning the lottery. When you complain that your country has a bad life, there is no democracy, a crisis, no prospects for the development of business and personality, it makes me laugh. You don’t understand anything about “no prospects”. You should try to survive in India. " I very often remember his words in difficult life situations.