Education Changes Lives

While jogging around the neighborhood one day morning, I saw my godmother who had just finished exercising. She wave her hand and telling me to come over to her. As far as I can see, She is a successful woman in her field. She was inviting me to have breakfast with her. We were having some fun talking together about our lives.

"How did you achieve your dreams, ninang?"

" Well, it's all in the attitude. Hard work and perseverance come together. Actually, I started from scratch."


"Well, I've got those attitudes but I guess I do not work even harder" I said laughing.

"But honestly, it has something to do with Education."

"How does Education changes you life?"

"I came from a very poor family. But I have dreams not just for my self but for my family as well and that is not to stuck in poverty. I can still remember there was one time that we have nothing to eat for a day. That is why I want to get my family out from that situation. I strive hard to continue education because I believe that it is the only way. "

"Though my family cannot afford to send me to college but I made the decision to work as a working student with no wage at all as long as I finished my schooling. Fortunately, I was accepted by one of the Professor of a certain University. I worked all day and studied at night. It's not so easy for me but I have no choice just for the sake of my dreams. I said to myself, " when this is all over, one day i will not be stuck in here anymore."

"True enough, with all the hard work, I finished college with honors. I graduated Cum Laude. I thank that Professor very much who at my time of need, accepted me. She became a part of my success and I won't forget her."


"what happened after that, ninang?"


" A prestigious company offered me a good job. At first, I became an accountant and then later, they promoted me as manager. I've been working for the company for almost thirty-five years long enough for me to retire next month."


" I am very proud of what you have accomplished, ninang."


" One day, you will achieve your dreams too."


" I hope so, ninang."


A lot of dreams are coming into my head as I went home that day. I will be a successful businesswoman someday, I said to myself.

As what we can see, Education can change our status in life. So, lets try not to waste our time in going to school because this will lead us to achieve our dreams. An educated man has better chances in job opportunities.

As we take our journey towards the ladder of success, we will encounter different kinds of people, let us bear this in mind:

" Beware of a man who has nothing to lose."

9 comments:

Linda said...

Great post Aireen I found it very inspring. Thanks. :)

Anonymous said...

yes i totally agree with you education is a great necessaity in human life and without it he/she cant progress and remain behind from others

Thanks
Paula Radcliffe
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aireen said...

Thanks linda...

aireen said...

thanks paula..you are right, education plays an important role in shaping individual's character and at the same time will bring him to the ladder of success.

Anonymous said...

Your godmother is a visioneer and an achiever. She knew the importance of Education and went all out, not allowing anything to hinder her. Thanks for sharing this and help give a "Thumbs up" to her on my behalf.

aireen said...

sure! I will tell her that....and thanks for visiting.

vemuri said...

hmm congo... to ur ninang....

i guess atleat this inspiration lasts long atleast till my exms finish...

thnx a lot got inspired...

Cheers!!
Peace!!!

aireen said...

thanks vermuri...

Honestly, i got inspired to write this post because of you...your schooling up to the last minute you graduate....I know you do best in school...

just keep it up!

Tim Wicks said...

Hi Aireen,
education can be a catalyst for change. I know that throughout my education I had plenty of opportunities to see the experience as oppressive, yet I came out of it with an abundance of knowledge, and a network of colleagues.

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