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Hands to Create Should be Used
When I was in high school, I had a teacher who said that “hill people are lazy”. Maybe he did not mean to say we did not work. Maybe he meant the phrase for our attitude towards work. For him, the social work in Bhutanese schools was unproductive work as students lacked dignity of labor. As most philosophers have said, life is what we make of it. And the Bhutanese youth with dreams of making it big in the world, driving Chevrolets (by the way do we have one in Bhutan? Enlighten me), and ordering others around while sitting crosslegged on cozy armchairs does not help. At the moment, the government is into solving the unemployment problem but youth are still not willing to take up blue-collared jobs at hand. The labor ministry has a goal to achieve unemployment rate of 2.5% or less by the end of the 10th Five Year Plan. Today, it is providing youth many training courses which in other countries would be in great demand because they are provided fre…