To all Filipino Public School Students,
As I was on my way home, I saw two public school students, the first one is from high school and the second one is from elementary. I suppose they will be attending their afternoon classes, but by the looks, it seems like they are already tired. Moreover, they don’t wear a Jansport-branded school bag or a Rusty Lopez school shoes. Yet, they still go to school because that is their responsibility. And once again, I realized how unfair life is. Because generally speaking, there are people from private schools who’re given the privilege to completely have all their needs and who’re just asked to have good grades, yet they still cannot provide it to their parents.
And to all those public students; I salute you for still striving despite of all the impediments that you’ve been fighting to. And I tell you, please proceed to college. Proceeding to college despite the fact that you’ve been struggling for the past years, would be surely the consolation of the problems that were given to you.
I know it might be impossible, but there are a lot of scholarship programs that the different universities are offering. You just have to study hard on your high school years. Make sure that you don’t just attain the passing grade but you understand the lessons as well. Because during college applications on universities, it is not really about the school you came from, but your individual capability to be part of their university. Don’t be astray like those unproductive public school students, where in they are already aware of the poverty they are experiencing but still chose to be a prostitute, a member of syndicates or those bystander on the streets. I know this will be hard, because, if probably you’ll be part of the university you’ll be bullied because you’re not as wealthy as they are, or you don’t live in a mansion like they do, but be fixed with your goal. Your goal is to be able to graduate with remarkable grades and to be rich, and keep in mind that being bullied was just part of the challenges, and you will pave them away because you have to reach your goal.
Make a change, because if you won’t, your family will just be in greater debt and you will be never finding the refuge of having a good life and you’ll be forever complaining about how unfair your life is and you cannot do anything anymore because time had passed.