Let's be honest, herd mentality (i.e. the tendency to do or behave in the same way as most other people do, without any conscious thought) has now pervaded almost every sphere of life. Parents push their wards into engineering, medical and business schools simply because their colleagues' or neighbours' kids are doing it. There is not much thought given to the child’s own talents or aptitude. The presumption is that ‘What is good for majority is good for us as well'.