When Education No Longer Matters

A while ago, I encountered a protest from students who wanted to shorten their class period from 2:00 to 1:00.  Seems these teens have not been recovered from the uprising by exaggerating minor issues just to practice the freedom of speech.

How disappointing to know that after all the natural calamities in Australia, New Zealand and in Japan; as well as the unrest in Arab countries, there are people who could not appreciate the blessings that they have, but instead would complain for staying longer in school.

While the orphans are dreaming of being in school, there are kids protesting for staying longer in school.  While the parents are enduring the pain for working longer hours just to save money to send their kids in school, there are kids who are taking their lessons for granted.  While there are people dying from sickness & disasters, there are kids who think that studying is killing them.  While there are kids collecting trash and suffering from slavery just to survive, there are kids who prefer to be idled than to learn in school.

Since education is intangible, some people can’t appreciate the value of it.  Instead, they prefer having signature clothes, the latest gadgets or anything that is tangible.  That’s why it’s hard to inculcate knowledge to students, especially if tangible materials matter more than anything else.


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