Thursday, June 24, 2010

Practical Optimism Is What We Need Now !

Recently, I had been going through the  website of Youth Parliament Of Pakistan which focuses on Youth in the country and Youth's awareness education and training in the norms of politics and democracy in the country.

Education, Training & Experience:

Several initiatives relating to the education and training of the youth of Pakistan have been launched and are running successfully, in various sectors of society.
Something, which is mostly ignored in such programmes is creating an effective & balanced approach towards reaching one's goals. This only comes with time and experience.

Present day "become-quick-rich" type mindset has given birth to an attitude which was never seen in the history of business before. Every new entrant is trained to "think" that they  are going to make it big, whereas only a few can reach there.

Practical Optimism:

The world has recently been hit by one of the biggest recession periods of history, of which most of the blame was put on the lack of experience and vision of those involved in the businesses.

What is needed from the present day young professionals is more of practical optimism. Imagining and thinking big is not enough. There is always a need to be ready to plan and execute as planned. Optimism is good but not at the expense of overlooking the ground realities. Since there is hardly any time available for gaining rich experience in the field, this often results in major mishaps, blunders and setbacks...and the dream of reaching the pinnacle of excellence never turns into reality.

Moreover, there already exists such a wide communication gap between the young and old experienced generations, that their hard earned experience is just ignored when compared to innovative ideas of a fresh graduate. Therefore, the sole responsibilty of such failure falls upon these new under-exposed & inexperienced youth.

Pakistan's Turn:

 As Pakistan is now looking forward towards the next boom in business cycle, we need to inculcate a balanced approach towards our work attitudes and attaining targets. Students should be provided industry related training, as in real life situations. Psychological and moral training may be introduced. They should be made to avoid that easy-come-easy-go attitude and realize the importance of being focused and serious about their work. Being sincere and responsible towards what we do, is the need of the day.


  1. We need to do a lot in terms of building a good and educated nation. These steps sounds fine but a lot more needs to be added like same medium of education for all, analytical understanding of courses instead of justing cramming to pass exams, and development of civic sense etc.

  2. @ayesha5 you are absolutely correct, this is just a humble effort to bring up the need for practicalism in our society...

  3. You just said it all Rumaisa...great post! Industry funded/supported(i.e. in terms of mentor-ship) training, projects and research can do wonders for students in Pakistan. Other than that you correctly pointed out what we need perhaps more than anything else is *moral training*

  4. @Fariha Thank you .. i just wish some professionals also write on this topic.. we need to spread this message...

  5. I love the title of the post and Desperately wants it to happen.
    I have written an article on it when it was started so that people know it.

    The initiative needs to be applauded and Government should also respond to such efforts.

  6. Thank you Hina. It was a pleasant surprise for me to know about such an institution being run successfully in Pakistan. May Allah help us to do more in this regard. Ameen

  7. All actions are rewarded based on the intentions over here and will be rewarded based on our intentions hereafter.

    Many people try many projects with different intentions and results are always based on the intention of the "intentions".

    We all should contribute to make Pakistan a successful country. Every one should contribute to the best extent given to him/her by the grace of Almighty ALLAH. May HE makes all such efforts fruitful and bring positive change in Society and transform Pakistan to a great country and Pakistanis the Leading Nation of present mankind - the mankind lost in astray and total chaos since the Divine Designated leading nations stooped playing its role. Now make shift leading nation will only lead to more disasters if we did not regain our driving seat.

    Rumaisa always pronounce Wake Up calls. Where are the ears and where are the Doers? That response will make the difference.

  8. I read your post it's really interesting that you think about nation's education my concern is to provide education to the students who love to study and get better education and cannot afford it .The idea is to have such charity or organisation which can bear atleast school education. I am always open to discuss and for long time I am thinking about this.

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  9. Thats a good portrayal of patriotism and concerns of educated youth for Pakistan.

    Adhering to globally accepted principals of honesty, courage, diligence , consistency, patience and due respect for other's is what we need to be trained about and practice.

  10. A very well written by Rumaisha n Hina in his article, I concur with every one but the prblm is how to eradicate the corruption from atleast our education system)(corruption in sense of cheating, fake degrees, uneducated mentors n etc), second thing is how to give the awareness to our society n third thing is we need to give right to the children wht he wants to do, which feild/profession he/she want to choose, rather imposed from family or others.