The Buddha said ‘you become what you think’. If you are thinking bad about your life, your life will always be bad. This is the time to change your mind if it is going to wrong. As you and we are seeing that the development of the country is not going fast. It is slow honestly. Such kind of condition make people in Myanmar depress and not to move anymore ahead in their business sometimes.
It is the big challenge, and it is the opportunity. No business came from the easy life condition. The most difficult condition will give you the perfect success. You will love it. The problem in Myanmar is hoping for the best future. People want good job, people want good salary, people want good government, good accommodation and good life. For it, they are hoping instead of trying to get it. I won’t protest to those who said it is the responsibility of the government to help and develop Myanmar. But I would like to say that it is also concerning with all of us. All of Myanmar national people are having responsibility to make change the country and change themselves.
In journal, in TV and in any kind of media are talking bad about government. Yes. It is true. I also agree that governments are not good enough for us. But why are they not looking themselves and talking bad about people in Myanmar. I am seeing many Miss beauty pageant event, singing competition, celebrity and gossip. Many media are following what are trending among people and following Myanmar. The thing that should become is Media and leaders lead people. People must follow them. People must follow the way to innovate, to create, to start business, to work harder and to work smart. Everybody is claiming education. Do you also think that Myanmar’s education is so bad? I agree that it is bad. But it is not too bad like others are seeing. In other countries, the way teachers are teaching to student are not too different from Myanmar. But one definite difference is they have plenty of resources to learn such as library, internet, websites and so on. We need more data and resources in Myanmar. But people are claiming for good education system. Actual need is good facility and resources for education.
I got diploma in marine engineering at Myanmar Mercantile Marine College. But today what I am doing is digital marketing which includes social media marketing, web marketing, content marketing and other digital things. You may ask where I learned. I learned from my job experience. Internet is education portal for me. Wikipedia became my university and many other websites are my classes. I was not fortunate enough and rich enough to attend any IT classes. I am also like you who came from poor life background from rural area of Burma. As I tried hard in education life, I got the best cadet award and the most outstanding student award at my Marine College. Every people believed that I am going to become a marine engineer, but I didn’t. It means to get educated or not educated, to get job or not getting job and to get success or not getting success depends only on yourself. If you believe you can do it, you can do it. If you determined, you became what you determined. Even if you are studying at USA a certain subject, you less concentration won’t send you to the right path of career. All just depends on ourselves. Many of my friends are still waiting to become a seafarers, but now they are jobless. If I decided and waited for ship, I won’t become me today. Education is enabling to make change. Your college doesn’t teach you enough? Ok. Just keep it in mind and learn it by any other way you can if you are interesting. Are you on the job that you are not passionate about? Then go on the right path and do something amazing. Fortunes come to those you try.
If you don’t try, you don’t get. If you are expecting, you are suffering. If you are trying, you are winning. Many people in Myanmar today are waiting for good government, good life, good education and good jobs. We are not fortunate enough to get all of it today. You will get old if you are waiting. But you get opportunity to make it happen in your country. Your action will change the country. Don’t be a follower. Be a leader! Lead your life, lead your environment and lead your country. Create the future you want in Myanmar!
Author: Aung Kham
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