I personally dont really like having the thoughts of always thinking about what job or what field i wanna be in when i grow up. I dont really like the idea of trading your education with the future job or career. I mean, we really have to look back, what is the point of us studying , to get a good job or to study just for the sake of Allah and to get ourselves better with the knowledge that we have.
Sometimes, I wonder about people long time ago who had to travel miles and miles away from home, leaving the family, and walking several months to the place or other countries just to learn and study the knowledge from someone. It might be just one hadith, but yet they had to travel so far away, with no enough supplies of food, and money. And what about me? Have you ever thought of that?
Today, it is different. It is just that we are living such an easy life nowadays. You want money? You got money. You want food? You got food. And in fact, there are places everywhere that you could go to study or learn something. It could be just a stone's throw from your house. And sometimes, we kinda ,not really know of what future will we be in and we just strive in this system of education that we are stuck in , and after we got the certificate, we go for an interview and we get a job that we want. I mean, how little we value the 'ilm or knowledge that we have.
I tried not to rant much on this, coz I'm actually in the same system. I'm stuck in this human-made system of which I do not really have so much choice but to follow the flow. And due to that, what I do is, everyday I wake up, go to class and just try to get as much as knowledge that I could and dont interfere my life to worry about my exams, grades, cgpa and whatsoever.
Some people may got good grades in exams, coz they know how to score it well but not to really understand the materials. And that is not good.
Hermm, well I think, the harder the thing that we are striving for, the higher we value it. And that's how knowledge is. After all, it's not good to blame anything or anyone on this matter. It is just the world is getting more modern than before and everything has come in handy and I seriously and personally respect our former Islamic scholars. By reading their stories, knowing the difficulties that they had gone through, they indeed taught me something to value for, something to strive for. It's the knowledge that I have.
Meet my toknchik. He once told me how rough life was back then. His parents died in an accident when he was 7. Living with no money and being the only child, he had to survive on his own. Sometimes, he slept at the chicken coop 'coz there were no place that he could afford. And during his childhood, he started to study islamic knowledge. With no adequate study tools or equipment, everyday was a struggle for him. He studied the quran and stuff. Memorizing the earlier kitab. Well, people might view him as a mere garbage collector, but his knowledge is seriously more than what I thought. That is why.. erghh I dont like to have this idea that your job is your field of knowledge. "Even if you dont have money, dont make your life even more valueless by having less knowledge." I have always kept that advice of him. I will always do.