In Homer’s Odyssey, Mentor is a trusted friend of Odysseus. More importantly, often actually, mentoris Athena in disguise guiding, counselling and advising Odysseus’s son, Telemachus, through ups and downs in his journey while searching for his father.
Drawing the parallels between art and life, Kartik recollected how his mentor had always stood by him through his personal ups and downs. There was no one else who knew him inside out. Cherishing, as his mentor’s words echoed in his ears, Kartik dialled Mohit’s number, his childhood buddy, his mentor.
It was only Mohit who would guide Kartik in times of crisis in business. Mohit would make him think, introspect, realize and guide him through the toughest of times. Kartik never shied away from giving all the credit of his success to his mentor, for he trusted him when no one else did.
There are many such stories that defy the ideal perception of a mentor. A mentor isn’t and shall not be limited by prejudice and perception.