The author is a Filipina who writes wild stories as porn and sacred ones as the Bible. She's been writing random things since she was 5. She is an advertising and marketing practitioner who is pursuing the passion to inspire every person in her life through writing.
They’ve gone through a lot during college. They were deprived of trust because society tends to judge their intelligence and capacity. It’s almost every employer’s habit to say that students from top private universities are far better than them. This is why they are eager to prove that they can do what students from top private universities can.
Hardships are easier for them than those who were spoon-fed
Not generalizing but most of them came from poor families. They grew up wanting to liberate from the bondage of poverty that’s why they always put forth the best that they can in school and in work – making them more hardworking and intelligent. They are more motivated and inspired to work because of their family and because they want to start ceasing poverty.
They are good spenders
It’s every public school student’s habit to practice tight budgeting because their parents cannot support them with that much money. This made them good at thinking critically what to buy and what not to. They carry this practice up to the corporate world.
They are good commuters
You can leave them at any spot in the Metro because commuting is not new to them. This skill is very important to those who are working in Events or Research Company.
They don’t demand comfort
They grew up in a not-so-comfortable life. They hardly even care about luxury that’s why they value many things, expensive or not. They’re happy with what they have and if they want more, they’ll work for it and try not to spit any complain from their mouth.
They respect people with blue-collar jobs
Again not generalizing, but they are the kind of people who don’t underestimate and look down upon janitors, guards, sweepers, drivers and such alike because their parents have same profession with these people. And they are thankful that their parents made it to push them through college by having blue-collar jobs.
They are stronger emotionally
Yes they get hurt every time people say that students from top universities are better than them. There are also some stubborn and wealthy individuals who laugh at them and blame poverty to their parents.
Despite these grieving words, they ignore judgments because they are busy working for the next semester’s tuition fee.
Some of them already practiced TIME MANAGEMENT and MULTI-TASKING
Some of them are part-timers during college. While almost everybody is busy reviewing for tomorrow’s exam, they are busy working to be able to pay for and take the exam. Reviewing is just another hardship for them after a busy work. Imagine how hard it is for a part-timer to scan his notes after a tiring day. Truly, this means absolute time management.
They value things more than rich students do
Money, comfort, car, books, laptops, smart phones – yes they dream all these. BUT, they need to use the money they have for school projects. They don’t have an extra for these things that’s why when they are already in the corporate world and they’ve finally got the chance to grab these things, they take good care of everything and value even the smallest ones.
They can easily define true happiness
They are more contented and happy than individuals who grew up to luxury and material things. Simple things are happiness to them. Unlike richer ones, they don’t complain if they are served premium, eat premium, and buy premium.
School discrimination still exists in Philippines. We keep on saying “Do not judge the book by its cover”, but there are still companies who judge applicants too early because of the school name written on their resume. Hope everyone understands that Albert Einstein is still Albert Einstein wherever he graduates.