What kind of business should a young person get involved with? This is an important question that any person is supposed to ask him/herself since relatively young age. This is indeed important and yet many young people in the least developed countries don’t get the opportunity to ask themselves this question when they are still young.
This is a big loss to these countries and to the world as a whole. If the young people in the developing countries had the opportunity of getting to know early in life as what they are supposed to be doing in life or what they are capable of, then the world would have been so much enriched by many talents which remain undeveloped.
There are several facts that lead people living their lives without a well-defined purpose. I share with you two of the reasons which are intertwined. One is parents illiteracy about life purposes and two the philosophy of education in the least developed countries.
Most parents (I do not have statistics though) in the least developed countries do not have specific knowledge about their children’s talents and on how they can exploit them to make sense in life. Parents do not have the skills on how to help their children turn their talents to become sources of income. Many children and people for that matter, in the words of Dr.Myles, die with their talents uncovered. Deaths of people with uncovered talents is a big loss to those countries and the world at large.
The other reason for young people failing to discover their talents is weak education philosophies in those countries. Countries need to have defined education philosophy that guides a people and so help them realise their potentials and put them to use for the benefit of their communities and the world as a whole. For in instance In the past, Tanzania had a philosophy of Education for self-reliance. This philosophy as it reads is self-explanatory; one upon completion of their studies could be able to employ themselves.
The many discoveries and inventions that have been put to light by individuals, benefit the whole of mankind today. Let all countries, more especially the industrialized states, struggle to enable the least developed countries so as to empower their citizens through well-guided education, an education with a good philosophy. Education is indeed important but what kind of education are we talking about?