TODAY -

Some Chase Goal Some Hunt Goal

Olivia Gurumayum *



When we were young one of the most common questions people asked is “what is your aim in life?” Every child happily answers to the question.

Who doesn’t have goal? Who doesn’t have aim? Who doesn’t want to achieve it?

There is nothing called big goal or small goal; every goal we set is a goal we want to pursue. Until we keep striving for it, one cannot achieve it.

As we all know it is important to set goal, strive it and achieve it in order to occupy a place in the society and to contribute their skills and knowledge to the society. How many of us have achieved the aim that we answered when we were young?

The recent hurricane of unemployment seems to shake the journey of youth towards their goal. Many youths have started taking up business having lost trust in government jobs. In today’s scenario of high-rise unemployment, the goal is to fit ourselves in this planet by any means to survive.

With the increased in population the unemployment issue rises rapidly. It has become a global issue. There are different types of unemployment. However, the current unemployment issue is out of those types. We all know the opening of the government job is in a blurry situation.

Even if there’s opening the service always entangle with legal cases or other problems. Like the recent examinations conducted by MPSC and exams conducted by other departments. The examinations just closed right after the admit card of the examination issued or right before opening the question set in the exam hall.

Any aspirants who actually prepared whole-heartedly can prepare further until another notification issues. Those who gave the exam as a trial can prepare better. There were interviews conducted by many departments.

The candidates wasted their valuable time the whole day just to watch the result mingle in the air. Many well-qualified candidates are on the higher curve of the graph of unemployment. Never lose hope until another century for the same cycle repeats. This is yet another opportunity to improve and prepare better.

The problem is the decrease of age bar waiting for a government jobs. The cycle keeps repeating and the way out of it is still vague.

What could be the factor for this complex cycle? How did it start? Why are we unable to stop this vicious cycle? Is there or will there be anyone dare enough to take the initiative to jump out of it?

The answers to these questions seem to be more complex than the questions. There would be numerous factors of how this cycle happened. The most important question is from where and how we will stop this. The root cause of this complex cycle started within the society.

The solution to this problem is in the society itself. It is important to focus more on the education system that will be the best solution in the end and a long-term solution.

If we look into the positive side of high-rise unemployment, it is an era of talents and skills. It gives rise to the power of virtuosity of youths. Many hotels, restaurants, coffee shops etc. are opening in full swing. It is an opportunity to explore ones hidden talent and to test them of how far they can go with the inborn or an acquired skill.

Many new entrepreneurs are emerging and I am sure many more to come up. Let us look from another perspective. In this two three years, we have been hearing that Indian economy is the fastest growing economy projecting 7% with target of 8% in the near future. The headline goes “India will be the 5th largest economy globally in 2019, will overtake UK”.

Simultaneously, the unemployment rate just shatters down at the same speed with economy. Unemployment rate shoots up at 6% - the highest in four decades and spends 3% of its GDP on education.

How about Manipur? What is the contribution towards education and employment?

Isn’t it a questionable to the development of the state that many young people are not involving in state affairs and offices? Isn’t it a humiliation to the State that many productive and capable youths are being exploited to things that are not so productive and less contribution to the economy of the state?

Youngsters are known as the future pillar. So, aren’t they supposed to be in law making of the state? Has they become a threat to the National Security because they have so much exposure and access to high technologies? Aren’t they supposed to work 9 to 5 involving in planning and policy making of the state?

Is it the education system that is creating such nuisances? Aren’t the youngsters productive enough to involve in the development of the state? Are the youngster not qualified enough to hold any position to safeguard their state, the territory and the integrity of their motherland. Whom to blame for this unemployment crises?

The definition of one’s success is the achievement of one’s capability and ability to hit the bull’s eye of the goal. The time and energy spent by an individual to achieve that set goal should be awarded with what he or she deserve. Or is it the government not have enough fund to hire and paid for a job? Is it that the government offices have enough employees to work for? There is no doubt that many people, especially those parents who want a secure life for their children, might be asking the same question.

The goal splits into two - chased goal and hunted goal. Some chase the goal, many hunt the goal. There were times where people chase their goal giving full-fledged determination and with confidence. One’s achievement was counted with the fulfillment of the goal they set. The trend seems to be diverted with the number of unemployment increased. People started to hunt goal rather than chasing their desired dreams.

Goal itself is a challenge. Working hard to achieve it is even more challenging. The nightmare comes when faith has something else store for us. Then, there comes the twist of the tale – should we hunt for another goal or how about chasing the same goal? The hunting of goal begins.

The actual goals that need to chase are not worthy enough to fight for with the credentials they have earned. The current trend to achieve goal is to follow what majority follows. The goals that are supposed to chase are the ones that are inborn quality, the capability of an individual, the ability of an individual. The faith of many leads to hunting a goal.

The situation has become so alarming leading many youths wander around, many losing hope falling prey of many mental health issues. It has reached to a point where one does not have to have aim/goal in life. Some are experiencing the nightmares of not getting the reward they sweat out for. One cannot just pick a goal they want. It has to be job-oriented goal.

Only after much analysis of its long-term benefits one can decide of which path would be easier for an individual to reach a goal. A goal has to be set prior choosing the path. However, with the present situation, first, we need to take a survey of how many people following the same path. Then, follow it if the majority wins.

It is high time that we find a solid solution to it. It cannot change it in overnight but at least if we start right away to find ways to unlock the knots; it will eventually solve the issues.


* Olivia Gurumayum wrote this article for e-pao.net
The writer can be reached at olivguru(AT)gmail(DOT)com
This article was webcasted on July 24 2019.



* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Heikat-Leikat [13 Aug] #2 : Gallery
  • 13 August: Day to remember the heroes #2
  • Dynamic groundwater resources...
  • Lukanand Ksh & Langpoklakpam Melody
  • Meiraba winner @ All India Badminton
  • Archers win at World Police & Fire Games
  • 73rd Independence Day: One Constitution
  • Preparatory Revision Course at Sanakeithel
  • IIT Guwahati's half marathon
  • Getting the best out of Govt schools
  • Babysana: Student - Aug 10 #2: Gallery
  • Jhulon @ Imphal #1 : Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • A Soldier speaks over Timeline of Kashmir
  • Tamenglong not be used as a money field
  • Food intolerance - Diagnosis & tests
  • That Jungle of a Garden :: Poem
  • International Day of Indigenous People
  • Saving future Manipur- need of the hour
  • Chayom Thupki (Meetei Philosophy) #9
  • Independence Day : Gallery
  • Suicide: how it looks like & what is
  • Manipur's 1st photojournalist, Santosh Ph
  • Mutum Ramo : President's Police Medal
  • A Letter to my Mother
  • Candle Light at Delhi for Babysana
  • In search of the elusive unity
  • Naga solution anytime soon, says Ravi
  • Landscape Dzukou Valley #1 : Gallery
  • Indigeneity: Expression & Experience : Book
  • Cry of a Dying River - 89 :: Poem
  • Career in youth development
  • The Wind Will Carry Us : Film screening
  • Communication Course for Development
  • Impact of Christianity among Vaiphei #1
  • Dolaithabi Barrage: An emerging failed Dam
  • Chamba, Ayung, Paomilal :: eMing
  • New India in Konung Lampak
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • High Court & Workers on Sand Quarrying
  • Niranjoy attempt to break Guinness Record
  • Scripting Congress Mukt slogan
  • Bharat Mata has no place on August 13
  • Heikat-Leikat [13 Aug] #1 : Gallery
  • 13 August: Day to remember the heroes #1
  • Jallianwala: Manglen Onkhraba Lamjao
  • Lets us preserve indigenous languages
  • Hepatitis and pregnancy
  • On statement by Hoho & Naga Mother
  • Thangmeiband : Distasteful politics
  • Remembering patriots
  • UN Human Rights: Manipur Experience #5
  • Patriots' Day @ Pune : Gallery
  • Historical War fought by Manipur :: Articles
  • Police adapting to challenge by trafficking
  • Preventing TB is rooted in medical ethics
  • In the name of Love :: Poem
  • Expensive motor laws on the way
  • 13th August observed at Pune
  • Youth conclave with a difference
  • Alarming State of Students Life in Manipur
  • Babysana: Student - Aug 10 #1: Gallery
  • On Manipur Handlooms: A Clarion Call
  • Dzuko - A piece of heaven on earth #2
  • Of Colours and Sunset
  • A Beautiful Mind :: Poem
  • An apple a day keeps wrinkles at bay
  • From hostels to the school
  • Renaissance of Meitei Hinduism
  • Babysana: State bandh - Aug 9 #2: Gallery
  • Id-Ul-Azha - Id Festival :: Book
  • Would any journalist dare to stand up #2
  • Artic Haobam won 1st ArP championship
  • Invitation : RIST Talk - 40 @ MU
  • Condole demise of Phanjoubam Santosh
  • Making a New India & fate of Manipur
  • Babysana: State bandh - Aug 9 #1: Gallery
  • Some basics that many people ignored
  • House building of the Zeliangrong #2
  • Condolence : Photo Jounalist Ph Santosh
  • World Indigenous Peoples at Khumulwng
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Zo Forum celebrates Indigenous day
  • Lukanand Ksh wins at Mister North East
  • Post mortem reports fail to cut ice
  • Babysana: Student protest- Aug 8: Gallery
  • Counterpoints: Transgender Rights Bill #2
  • Manipur topped rankings in Breastfeeding
  • Cry of a Dying River - 88 :: Poem
  • World Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Criticizes scrapping of Article 370
  • Naga leader compromise Naga future
  • Free Children Heart Surgery Camp
  • Another bandh after 12 hours bandh over
  • Babysana death: What ails this society
  • Folklore of Hao communities #3
  • Programm @Sangai Fest #4 : Gallery
  • 'Tamenglong & Manipur' Amur Falcons #2
  • Haris Adhikari: Finest Whiskey in Writing
  • Manipur bag 6 medals at National Fencing
  • Agriculture and skill training
  • Resolutions on Naga Political Issue
  • Need for Imphal to reach out to hill CSO
  • ..should be justice for 1000s babysanas
  • Ibudhou Pakhangba Haraoba #2: Gallery
  • Mob Culture in Manipur
  • Dzuko - A piece of heaven on earth #1
  • Abrogation of Article 370
  • Issue of illegal mining of minor minerals
  • Annual Legal Awareness Program at Pune
  • Power, Works back to Biswajit
  • Redefining India
  • Gandhari (Dance Drama) #1 : Gallery
  • Would any journalist dare to stand up #1
  • The Truth Lie :: Poem
  • An opportunity to end AIDS & TB
  • Soft skills?? What are soft skills
  • Community - Road to healthy environment
  • Scrapping Articles 370, 35A
  • Matsyanyaya: Law of the Fish
  • Babysana: protest @Khuyathong : Gallery
  • Road from Haochong to Noney : Gallery
  • House building of the Zeliangrong #1
  • The World We Want
  • My Lil' Hamlet :: Poem
  • CM meet with CSO: Naga solution at hand?
  • Aliyah #2 (Film Scenes) :: eRang
  • Old Age Home Kumbi : Gallery
  • Counterpoints: Transgender Rights Bill #1
  • 'Tamenglong & Manipur' Amur Falcons #1
  • Vocationalisation of education in Manipur
  • Tourism Festivals & Tourists in Manipur
  • The World Turned Upside Down :: Poem
  • Think about the future
  • Nachom : used traditionally by Meitei
  • Kanglen Kang Chingba #2 : Gallery
  • Trend of private drug rehabilitation centre
  • Saffronites unhappy with power politics
  • IABP (Balloon Pump) saved life
  • Mega Mister & Miss North East
  • Anti-terror laws & victimization of innocent
  • The state today: blame the representative
  • Will remain true to Framework : IM
  • Laonii Fest @Phuba #1 : Gallery
  • No #endAIDS without #endTB
  • Cry of a Dying River - 87 :: Poem
  • Green your skills for green jobs
  • Ji Ingobi Chingtham: Bicycle tour
  • Will surrogacy law be really effective?
  • Vacancies at Hadron Techs, Imphal
  • 14 hours out of 24 hours
  • When people turn violent against HC order
  • Babysana's last rites performed: Gallery
  • August Calendar for Year 2019 :: Tools
  • Parade @ Manipur Police, Pangei: Gallery
  • War with Climate
  • Matric, UG & PG days of an aerobiologist
  • Invitation : Workshop on Mathematica
  • Job vacancies at Makok Technologies
  • Liver Function Tests
  • Arrested but not on murder charge
  • Threatened future and the way out
  • Downside of Khuga Multipurpose Project
  • Manipur State Drug Policy #2
  • Scope of career in legal field
  • Demising the Adolescent Miss :: Poem
  • Threats against Rights defender Sobita
  • Demands action against scribe-assailants
  • Back home after Delhi's suggestion
  • Babysana's death and its questions
  • Licypriya: Abdul Kalam Children Award 2019
  • Two positives attracting each other
  • Kakching World War-II Memorial Run
  • Assessment your Tax for ITR
  • Who is responsible ?
  • Rejoinder to branding me as Fortune Teller
  • From Dec 8, 2016 to July 29, 2019
  • Of faith and failed justice
  • Neli Chachea: Doll Maker : Gallery
  • Traditional Practices of the Kukis: Book
  • Zero HIV transmission is must to #endAIDS
  • North-East students of Aryans Group shine
  • Th Tababi: gold at Asian-Oceania Judo
  • Mary Kom: Gold at President Cup, Indonesia
  • Rio on contribution of Himalayan States
  • Stand off to Babysana's death
  • Ibudhou Thangjing Haraoba #4: Gallery
  • CMHT cards to journalists : Gallery
  • Understanding land for peace
  • Politics & farmers waiting for a downpour
  • An Endless Summer :: Poem
  • Tobacco harm reduction - A realistic option
  • NDPP reacts to statement of NPF President
  • The fools think we can be fooled easily
  • Twinkle Twinkle Scientists Star
  • Rohan Philem Reception @Pune : Gallery
  • Keisham Geenita : tops AIEEA-PG-2019
  • Are we putting efforts on grassroot football
  • Condemns insensitive attitude of police
  • Skin problems that arise during monsoon
  • Countdown to Year 10 of Weekender
  • Light at the end of peace process
  • Of human rights and open world
  • General strike on Babysana : Gallery
  • Manipur State Drug Policy #1
  • Kindness - A Virtue
  • L Sarita nominated at AIBA commission
  • We don't lack talents :: Hidam Rajeev
  • Cry of a Dying River - 86 :: Poem
  • Courses on Information Technology
  • Three decisions vis-a-vis Babysana's death
  • Corporal punishment - violation of RTE
  • Trekking to Dzukou Valley #2: Gallery
  • Haj pilgrims send-off : Gallery
  • Is Lack of rain a problem for Paddy ..
  • Mission 'School Phagat Hanshi'
  • Labour Codes threaten Press Freedom
  • Program for IHGF Delhi Fair at Kakching
  • Heart Camp at Health Centre, MU
  • Questions on safety of school hostels
  • Babysana's case, safety of our children
  • Nupi Pali @ Kang festival: Gallery
  • Some Chase Goal, Some Hunt Goal
  • Himalayas: Where India Meets China..
  • Preventing TB is critical to #endAIDS
  • The Killing Fields 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • Career option in Anthropology
  • Deafening silence of Govt
  • BJP's image in serious trouble
  • Gandhari (Dance Drama) : A synopsis
  • Social service @Ibudhou Thangjing: Gallery
  • Sanamahi Cheng Hongba #2: Gallery
  • Weaving at Nongpok Sanjenbam : Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2019 #3: Gallery
  • Social service @ Moirang : Gallery
  • World Music Day @Yaiskul #3: Gallery
  • 3rd Singcha Wuyawon Festival 2019
  • seL tiHZakaNdta nuHZa_Iba :: Seireng
  • Cracks at Thong Nambonbi : Gallery
  • Yumnam Shamu : Natbhusan (Duhar)
  • The Great June Uprising #5: Gallery
  • Tolloi, Ukhrul :: 360 Panorama View
  • Manipuri Calendar for 2019 : Download
  • SPONSORED ADS