July 19, 2024

2 thoughts on “Picking My Simple-Yet-Effective Mind

  1. I think you pretty much nailed it John. From what I’ve seen elementary school is more than adequate. Secondary school is a bit inconsistent depending on funding or lack thereof. The biggest colleges are comparable to those anywhere but financially beyond the reach of many people here. The bad joke is that there are more Phds driving taxis than any place in the world. In the case of my Filipino relatives I see them supporting the smarter kids more than the average or less than average kids. I think they believe those kids have the most opportunity to help the family. The not so bright ones will be tomorrows fishermen, laborers and housewives. The brighter ones have the chance to follow their dreams. Sad but true.

    1. Actually from my understanding there are only 3, maybe 4 colleges here in the Philippines that are considered good enough that they could get a job in a 1st world country without further education. I don’t know first hand, but that is what I read and hear. I suppose if the poor people had too many children, they would have to pick and choose which ones would have a better chance of getting a good job to help support them. That is if they could afford to send any at all. Yeah, you’re right, it’s a ‘bad joke’ about the PHD taxi drivers. I wish the government would take note and start fixing the problem.

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