• Tuesday, 19 September 2017


    "WHAT shall I do with the rest of my life?" Sooner or later you confront this challenging question. A confusing array of choice presents themselves--medicine, business, art, education, computer science, engineering, the trades. And you may feel like the youth who said: 'What I consider to be successful....is maintaining the comfort level that you grew up with.' Or like others you may dream of improving your financial lot in life.
    But is there more to success than material gain? Can any secular career bring you real fulfillment?
    A job may well bring wealth and recognition, but it cannot satisfy all one’s need. Satisfaction thus eludes those who build their lives solely around secular achievement.
    Glamorous, exciting, lucrative! That is the way movies, TV, and books often portray careers. But to attain so-called success, career climbers must often vie with one another in a life-and-death struggle for recognition. Dr. Douglas LaBier tells of how young adults, many "with fast-track, hi-tech careers, report feelings of dissatisfaction, anxiety, depression, emptiness, paranoia, as well as a whole range of physical complaint.
    University Education-Advantageous?
    Is a university degree always worth the huge commitment of time and money it demands? *While statistics indicate that university graduates earn higher salaries and suffer less unemployment than high school graduates. But only a minority of university graduates actually receives sky-high salaries, the rest are paid wages that are far more down to earth. Besides, the high income attributed to university graduates may also result from such factors such as "unusual abilities, motivation, area opportunities for employment, ...... special talent"-not simply because of the amount of their education.
    Alternative to University Education.
    Many youths never had the opportunity of studying in the university. Though not possessing a university degree, such youth should learn to be poised, adept at expressing themselves, and quite capable of handling responsibility. Furthermore, while in secondary school, some take courses in typing, computer programming, auto repair, and so forth. such skills may lend themselves to part-time employment and are often in high demand. "Why in high demand" because many youth’s disdains working with their hands.
    "A university degree no longer
     guarantee’s success in the job market.

    True, in some lands university graduates have so flooded the job market that it is hard to even obtain commonplace jobs without some additional job training. But often there are apprenticeship programs, vocational or technical schools and short-term university courses that teach marketable skills with a minimum investment of time and money. Never forget, too, that there is a factor that unemployment statistics do not take into account.
    Employment prospects and educational systems vary from place to place. youths have different abilities and inclinations. It is still matter of personal choice.