Graduation day has come to pass, few of the newly grad will land on a job, hopefully a job in connection with the finished course.
Wondering about this, my friend peter came to visit me.
We talk a lot of things, economy, politics, then we got to the point that I ask about his daughters. I remember the time; I visited him and saw his children years back.
He is really sad.
So I ask him "why are you so sad brother? What happen to your kids? "
Peter replied "Nothing happen. One of them now has a job."
"That's good news! It's hard to find a job in the Philippines. "
"Yes, you have a point there. But her job is in the market place at the fish section, she's assign to clean the fish every time somebody buys fish."
"She is now what?" Am really puzzled by this, last time I saw his daughter she's studying to become a nurse.
"She stops studying and went to become a wife, now she had kids and living with Me." peter said.
"Ok ..." leaning my shoulder a bit, I really feel his disappointment.
"What is his husband's job?" I ask.
"She has no husband …" peter replied.
"Okay …" I feel, my eye brows are going to pop.
Now, I don't know what to say … what well you say to a father in this situation.
I decided to change topic instead.
We have talked about many things, each time he talk about his kids I change topic.
Its hard to find a job for a college grad in the Philippines, still harder is the one finding a job with only a high school diploma in hand. Not like in the states, lots of job. But here in the Philippines, you must prepare your self for a college degree.
A student is lucky enough to go study in college. So make it worth your time.
Think about it:
There's an old saying. "The greatest heir a child can get from there parents is a good education."
That saying is true to its nature, but what if your children don't want to study,
then your child will not get the greatest inheritance.
On the lighter side:
No study, No greatest inheritance, right!
Not unless of course your inheritance will come from Bill Gates.