Quo Vadis?

Quo Vadis is a Latin word which means ‘where are you going?’ It is the title of a historical novel in Polish by Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1896 and has since been translated into more than 50 languages. Based on this novel several movies have been made titled Quo Vadis from 1913 to 2001. As we stride into the month of December and move on into the New Year, the question “Quo Vadis – where are you going?” seems very pertinent.

“Plan your future because that is where you are going to spend the rest of your life,” said Mark Twain, the famed American writer of the twentieth century. Hence, plan your future with a clearly-defined purpose and be determined to achieve it. When you began the year 2016, I am sure you had many brilliant plans and great resolutions. It would be beneficial to introspect so as to ascertain the growth and progress achieved during the year. How many of your dreams and aspirations were you able to accomplish? It is possible that your plans and dreams have been short-lived because of external factors beyond your control or because of your own distractions and habit of procrastination as explained in the cover story of this issue by Professor Sherene Aftab, who elaborates on how to formulate plans for your future as well as ways to act on them and attain them.

How we wish we all could predict our future! But “the best way to predict your future is to create it,” said Abraham Lincoln. Certainly you can craft a bright future for yourself with good planning, hard work and persistence. Though you dream of a great future, it is possible that you get distracted on your journey. Hence, ask yourself constantly — Quo Vadis?

John Gilbert, SSP

Former Chief Editor at The Teenager Today
John Gilbert, SSP is the former Chief Editor of The Teenager Today, India's only TeenZine.
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John Gilbert, SSP is the former Chief Editor of The Teenager Today, India's only TeenZine.