It’s a story that sounds familiar to a lot of us.
Edreece Arghandiwal is a second generation Afghan-American, and throughout his life, his parents strongly encouraged him to go to medical school. Being a physician was seen as a great honor and life achievement, an opportunity to help people while enjoying a high degree of financial security.
So when he went off to college at UC Davis, he studied biological sciences. His secondary major, however, was economics. Arghandiwal had always wanted to be an entrepreneur, but it wasn’t what his parents wanted for him.
But then, he had a change of heart.
A series of deaths in the family made him realize the reality of his own mortality. He realized that life is too short to spend it doing something you don’t love.
Finding fulfillment in life means figuring out what you want for yourself, not deferring to what other people want for you.
It’s your life, and it doesn’t last forever.
In the video below, Arghandiwal tells his story about becoming the founder and CEO of Jurni Inc., a video journaling app.