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In the past, parents worked hard in order to send their children to school. Then they aim for them to finish school and choose a good course in college that could land them a high-paying job or that could send them abroad.
But since many companies have been closing down and people getting jobless in their 40s or 50s, there has now been a question about one’s longevity in their jobs. Is it worth it?
That is why many people have gone into business. Being your own boss, even if your enterprise is small, allows you some leeway in terms of finances. People set up shops, get into b2b telemarketing, or go online for business pursuits and investments.
Maybe it is high time that our educational system should look into this. We had been so conditioned to getting people to finish college but so many of the world’s millionaires and billionaires have not even set foot in a university! We need to harness skills where people are strong and find ways to make them productive and profitable.
Something has to be done. And we have to start somewhere because the world is changing. We don’t want to have middle-aged retirees who have to wait for another 20 years just to receive their pension!