Saturday, February 18, 2012
In Finding a Career, The Youth MUST Listen
It is not because those people who always want to have a word with the youth are almost older than them, rather is the fact that because they are young, they must listen because older people say the right things. But the youth must listen because they need to.
In finding a career, it is not your family or your friends who will be benefited by your decisions, rather, it is generally only you and secondarily, the people who love you.
The youth must listen when people senior to them say how hard it is to earn money, because it is true. When they say you need to find a good job that you will love, the youth must listen because they say it based on experience.
Finding a career is not a joke, nor is it a pressure placed on the youth's shoulder. Rather, it is a measure, a fight in teaching you how you can survive life. It is a measure of how far you can go against the race that is set before you in order to survive.
I know of a lot of young people who stopped schooling because their parents are rich, but their parents are not noveau-rich therefore they still have to survive the trials that come their way most especially financially. Those who were not firm with their decisions in finishing school are no longer very happy with their lives. Some have children at a young age, some are nowhere to be found, some still take pity from their parents. But there are of course, some who have managed to get by. They are those who, even without finishing school, know what to do, where they will go, because they listened.
Remember, what the parents and elder people tell you mostly come from their experiences and they are directed to you because of the concern they have on you, not wanting you to get to the other side of the road without looking at both sides.
True, some people telling you this and that may not be good counselors, you may not want to listen to them because they insist upon you what they want you to become, not what you really want and what will make you happy. But listen, anyway.
The best way to gather more insights about life is to listen, there may not be perfect suggestions, recommendations or views, but you have to listen so you can hear the perfect choices in your career. Listen.