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Paper Please - Education Above Experience

You see, everyone is learning every single one of their living days. Irregardless of how much you earn a month, whether you're a Masters holder, Degree holder, SPM cert holder, it matters not because the moment you stop trying to learn, you stop growing. Personal growth, that is The body does not stop growing until the moment we die and the brain should also be kept active. We can do this by consistently looking out for information, asking questions, discussing issues with other people, or just reading everything in sight. I snub my nose at people who think that they've got it made with pieces of paper certifying that they have a such-and-such degree, such-and-such doctorate, such-and-such masters! That piece of paper means absolutely nothing. Is there a cert for being a housewife? Is there a paper I can sit for that ascertains me as a qualified parent or mother? Can I find a degree for working-at-home? Or is there an educational program I can enroll for search engine marketing? Perhaps I should try to find a educational program for 'How to Keep Sane During the Holidays when you're working from home and the kids' got no where to go and you can't take time off and they're driving you absolutely bananas"? I was reading this earlier and commend the mother for her bravery and her decision to take the SPM exam so that she is in a better position to sustain her family financially. But don't you think it's a little unfair to keep the woman on a non-permanent position when she's been working there for like....what, 12 year??? Just cause she doesn't have her SPM or other paper qualifications? Single mum of six sits for SPM in bid to better her life Learning is an integral part of living but how smart a person is should not be solely associated with paper qualifications. Having the right paper qualification is only an indication of a potentially well-educated person. Whether that person is smart or not depends on willing is to continue learning new things to further improve his or her position. At this point in time, BOTH my brother and sister are working and studying at the same time. I am the eldest in my family and I got to the cake first. My father exhausted all his financial resources on my education and my younger siblings did not have a chance to further theirs. Now, they're studying and working at the same time....which is, to me, akin to torture! Not easy leh! The reason why they're doing that is because......more opportunities for career advancement if you have a degree. If you don't have, then chances are slim. To me, education is so expensive, so, does it mean that poor people cannot ever hold important positions in a company? That means poor people with no money to further their education but have lots of working experience will never get the same kind of opportunity rich people have? So, this makes rich people richer, poor people their carpet lah! This is how unfair life is, hor?


Anonymous said…
Marsha...I have NO degree, no impressive paper to show you. But I do have a heavily concentrated IQ...which is known as Artistic IQ.

There are 5 IQ's in this world : Academic IQ, Artistic IQ, Mathematics IQ, Language IQ and Kinetic IQ.

I'll tell you more about this amazing and eye-opening discovery if you promise to treat to KOPI in atria soon. :-)

Anonymous said…
it's true. but i m wondering y so many people with degree in m'sia still sitting around waiting for a job now, neways? crazy lah...
Anonymous said…
I believe you're right about the 5 IQs in the world. I am dangerously in need of Mathematics IQ, thought. All others, I should be quite OK. Ha ha ha ha!
Jamie said…
i dun have any qualifications at all except a Masters in QBE ( qualified By Experience ) ar? die loh like tis...cannot cari makan liao wooooooh

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