Many young people’s dreams have never seen the light of day because of societal stigma. So many people are equally afraid and let the talent in them go because they feel the system we live in will judge them, which is equally sending young people into their early graves.
Today, it is difficult to see most young people engaging in native work of living from our ancestors in the old days. The likes of farming, handcrafting, etc. are extremely difficult to see as the source of living for the youth, even though there are not enough resources (lands and forests) to use them, yet everyone wants a white-collar job. The question is, will the ratio of white elephant jobs out there be enough to absorb the number of unemployed youth? And even when they are picked, do we have the work experience to fit into the workforce? Yet society still expects so much from us to do even better for ourselves.
In recent times, tailoring and venturing into entrepreneurship has gained weight in the eyes of society. Previously, most parents wanted their children to pursue careers as doctors, teachers, nurses, engineers, and so on. Vocational training schools were the least of the concerns of parents and their children when it came to applying for their further education, just because they did not want their wards to be tagged as “cooks” or “tailors” when they came out of school. Today, a modernized name has been given to tailors: “fashion designers, ” and the cooks: “chefs” which is making the job attractive day by day. Thumbs up to the invention of today’s modern technology because it has played a massive role in this. With this, all a “fashion designer” or “a chef” needs to reach out to their audiences in clear camera and a social media account.
I would encourage parents, friends, and families to support their wards as much as they can when they decide to follow their dreams and aspirations.