The Value of Paper Dreams

Education’s primary purpose is to educate individuals and give them the necessary knowledge to exercise the profession or vocation they wish to pursue throughout their lives and to ultimately contribute to the society. The society is dependent upon these educated individuals who are expected to use their knowledge and expertise for the good of the society. However, through the course of time, education is used only to gain an advantage in the jungle of urban life, for selfish reasons and worst of all, only to chase tiresome paper dreams.

Ask any graduating student what do they want to be in the next 5 or 10 years, their common answers would be “I want to be rich” or “I want to be successful”. I say these are only tiresome paper dreams.
Tiresome paper dreams – these are dreams only valuable as what is written on the paper. Certificates and money, in whatever degree or value it may be in, is only valuable as to what is written on it’s face. These has been the laser focus goal of almost every individual in various institutions.

The result of this endless pursuit to attain only paper dreams tips the scale in favor of work, leading to an imbalanced life. As a Benedictine student, it is my voluntary obligation to impose upon myself and remind my fellow students that money shouldn’t be the center of our dreams and aspirations. True success is attained through contributing to our society.

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2 comments
  1. dmlicht said:

    I feel it. A lot of the problem has to do with how super expensive and exclusive universities have gotten. It becomes hard to justify paying hundreds of thousands without having some intention of making that amount or more.
    Oh society, you so difficult sometimes!
    Nice post. fight the good fight : D

    • Yeah. After graduating most people just end up with loads of debt.

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