The title seems too crazy and nerdy. But we need to properly attend to this crisis. This is no environmental nor population crisis. Our population is doing fine and I do not blame for our booming birth rate for making us poorer. What our population does is it is expanding our distribution curve. I have no idea what statisticians do so correct me if I am wrong with what I will be saying in the following paragraphs.
As the distribution expands, one has to look at the population distribution at a geographical scale as well. From here, we would see how many people are living in the different districts or areas in our country. The next step would be to see the popular demands of the people most especially on the jobs. I am not focusing on income because it is not the primary issue. Jobs, jobs, jobs – they are too narrow in terms of demand and besides from that, a lot of people are getting them just to compete for their own ‘financial stability’ and not of the country’s. Why? Most of us think of our own personal interest and drives. These motivations do not stem from ourselves alone but maybe on popular demands and each person’s socioeconomic situations. Individuality is more prominent basing from the jobs that people are taking. But I guess I am wrong. Yes, people want to ‘help the economy’ by being oversea workers, but you see we do not really need a lot of them. We do not need a lot of politicians, lawyers, doctors, etc. These professions are overrated and too saturated. If you really want to be one of those, you need to know that you are making the right decisions that comes down deep within your soul and with you saying, it is really meant to be and I will die if I don’t get it.
Our future careers depend on situated freedoms. Freedoms not entirely free nor entirely controlled. But sometimes, we get washed away by the two extremes that we end up choosing which will be the popular demand of our society.
What we need to build is a nation. A person cannot do everything to save the country. He or she cannot be the superhero. Every person’s lifetime is as limited as an expiry date of a container or a food. We do not last forever but nor our world. We all have ticking atomic bombs. But I guess we need to make the most of not concentrating on our materialistic benefit but also for something greater.
We complain of dirty water, faulty weather forecasts, lousy agrarian reforms, etc. That’s what we do best. Then we go on our separate lives and think that what we give to our country’s GDP would suffice in developing our country and its people. We think we can uplift our fellow brothers and sisters from the ground.
Densities. They are not limited to the sciences but also in solving our problem in nation building and progress. Our career paths are too narrow that specialization decreases. Besides from that, many of us are the typical jack of all trades, thus more reasons of people complaining on low-income or other people not being able to solve some of the country’s problem.
Our population gives us an edge on helping not only our economic progress but also the developmental progress and needs of every one in our country. There are too much IT’s, managers, etc. We focus too much on service that majority of our jobs are practically serving other countries instead of ourselves.
Faulty forecast? We need more meteorologists and atmospheric professionals! Faulty water system? We need more environmental and marine experts. We had experts but they left the country for good because they were not taken seriously by the people and the government.
We need to increase specialization with the thought of making these properly distributed. Our problem today is supersaturation of specific jobs as well as lacking specifications to other people (maybe due to the lacking privileges to attain one). Do not focus on dishing out money and paying taxes to our system. Focus on serving the different needs of our country too. Maybe in that way, we can step by step solve our problems but I would not really know that it can. Let’s just hope it does.