I was good at academics, so decisions of my life had been pretty simple and straight. Being pretty confident I would make it to the best junior college of my town in the first round itself, never made me consider any other option. I loved psychology since childhood, but engineering was the safest option. Being born in a middle class family, thinking of risking your career to make it to medical field was not sane. I grew up hearing ‘Only doctor’s children can afford that field’ and finally ended up believing it. No one around me believed in taking risks. Everyone worshiped security. I grew up doing the same. When you step out of these four walls on a peaceful morning, you realize how much nature has to offer to you. Its boundless. Your thoughts, worries, deadlines won’t resonate here. Everything will flow away along with the wind. And you will realize every answer you had been looking for, was always known to you. It would mean a lot to me if you recommend this article and help me improve.

Related Posts
De Ritis with Gil Rose (Director, Boston Modern Orchestra Project) during a recording of Chang'E and the Elixir of Immortality (March 16, 2022)


Anthony Paul De Ritis is a composer, scholar, and creativity consultant. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of California, Berkeley (1997), and his High Tech MBA from Northeastern University in Boston (2002) where he is co-founder of the music technology program, Professor, and former Chair of the Music Department (2003-2015).


Privacy Preference Center