My country government decided to do something horrible which is to stop giving out scholarships to students in both foreign and local universities due to falling revenues.
Honestly, this is a horrible thing.
Because I know so many students count on scholarships to further their studies. Personally, I disagree with this entire system of scholarships and how they pick their recipients but that's a different story for another day.
I found this sad and terrible because this would rob away many students dream to further their studies.
Eventhough I have been lucky to been able to receive a tertiary education which is my undergraduate studies, I am aware that not everyone is as lucky as me.
But because I did not come for a rich family, I also know what it is like to have my dreams shatter in my very hands (my dreams was related to education.)
But as much this is horrible thing, no matter what happens, no what the silly government does, we still have to live our life.
This is where my optimism comes in.
The government can be ruining our life by increasing cost of living or the world can be falling apart out there, but it doesn't matter.
Yes, it doesn't matter.
What happens out there doesn't matter to me.
Sure, things are shit.
But my question to myself and even most people is, what are you gonna do about it?
How are you gonna live your life?
Because shitty things will happen. Governments may try to ruin the country, people may be starving and the economy may be failing. So are you going to let it destroy you? Or are you going to succeed and be happy despite it?
I believe that things will happen. Good and bad. But they don't determine how happy or how successful you will be.
That's why I won't understand people who only complains about how terrible this is and does nothing about it.
So things suck now, what are you gonna do to prevent it? What are you gonna do to live your life?
One step at a time.
Do what you can.
Forget about everything else.
Always focus on what you can do and do it.
Sure, some people think it makes no difference. But I disagree.
I believe that we have some control in our life and if we use them well, we have the power to change our destinies and live the life of our dreams.
Sure, not many will agree with me but I like living this way. It empowers me. It allows me to control what I can and just go with the flow on what I can't.
So as for education, I know this is a terrible thing.
But people often forget that our public universities still exists.
Sure, it's hard to get into our public universities and perhaps they aren't as prestigious as you like them to be, but it's an education at a much cheaper prize. So yea. A person should not complain about the flavor of their bread if they are starving.
Other than that, we have education institutions that are half funded by the government. Hence, cheaper tuition fees. Plus, we can get student loans which are from the government by the way. So that student loans can cover your education.
So yes, we are still blessed with alternatives.
I find it boring that people complain all day long with no solution in mind.
The government owes us nothing. Sure, we pay our taxes. But does that mean they should listen to your every whim and fancy? Well, they obviously won't.
So live your life. Do what you want.
And get mad less often by terrible issues.
Just promise to do good. To spread goodness because there's way too much negativity in our beautiful earth.