Nepotism basically means favouritism (as in appointment to a job) based on kinship. This matter isn’t new in the society we inhabit, and everyone deep down knows that it exists in every field of work. But still, some people believe that nepotism only exists in ‘Bollywood’. From jobs in teaching to governing it’s there one can’t deny the fact that nepotism is a deep-rooted happening since ages.
Let me give you an example of nepotism. Say ‘A’ is a person who is in an eminent post and one day he receives a plethora of job applications and on the other hand a call from her/her relative ‘B’ who said to ‘A’ that I have applied in your company so please accept my job application and boom it’s done and dusted ‘B’ got the job. You see it’s just a matter of a single request or a phone call and that relative have had the job irrespective of his/her merit and talent.
Why go after Bollywood? Just do one thing, ask your neighbour or relative, what are their profession and what they expect their child to be in future? Based on my experience majority will say either their child will run their family business or will study what they study in their universities, there is a mindset in our society that the “Child should carry on the legacy of their parents and the money of family business should be in the family only.” This mentality needs to change because it is refraining opportunities of a skilled person.
Here are some narratives of nepotistic society, she will be a doctor just like her mother, he will go abroad to study business as his father did, beta don’t worry about your career one day you will work in our family business, there is nothing in graphic design course just focus on math you are going to be a math’s teacher your father too is a teacher it will be easy for you, what is this convergent journalism prepare yourself for being a merchandiser it’s your family’s legacy.
By any means, these people will make their children study according to them because of nepotism and it’s an easy way out. Well, there are exceptions too, parents sometimes let their child decide their job preference but the ratio of such people are moderate. For reminder don’t ever ignore and neglect talent over favouritism.