While discussing with a friend, we touched some issues about national culture and pysche. He said, one thing that is self fulfilling is the fact that, although we (Filipinos) value education so much, the end that we expect from that education is somehow twisted i.e., we send our children to school, expect good performance from them, so that when they graduate it would be easy for them to find employment, so that they would perform in their work well, get promoted and earn a better salary. Note: employment, performance, promotion and salary.
On the other hand, some culture like the Chinese, they send their children to school, expect good performance from them, so that when they graduate, it would be easy for them to become good employers, to become businessmen, and to be rich.
I think, the self fulfilling goal, my friend is talking about, is obvious.
We strive hard to become....good employees, while....
The Chinese, strive hard to become good employers!
Something must be done.......DepEd....should do something about this, I think, if indeed, this true.
I told my friend, he may right, but we also have many successful Filipino businessmen, to which he agreed, but said this is the prevalent view in many Filipinos. Me? I think...the prevalent view is to be rich, hehehe, whether as an employer or an employee.