16 September 2016

Teacher and limitation

Salam u olsss~~~~

Well today I want to talk about limitation.

Merriam-webster website quote that limitation is  : 

"something (such as a lack of ability or strength) that controls what a person is able to do"

I know teachers have their own limit on certain things. Everyone has one. I realize that I can only help the students when they are still in school. When they finished, I can only give them advice. 

I was going out with my ex-students which are on their holiday (they are in University now. I'm really OLD!!!! But... I'm not that old. T.T) when I had the opportunity to ask one of them about something that had been bugging me. He was suppose to enroll in a University but he didn't go. I found out from the FB that he need to take care of his siblings. 

I ask whether he want to further his study and he said that of course. He really want it badly but his hands were tied. He need to take care of his young sisters. I ask him why because he already went through the STPM and had good results. He said that his mother had bleeding in her brain because of the high blood pressure and had just undergone the operation. She was not able to move freely and even his father plead for him to not go. He felt restless and I am speechless. 

I know his background. He's not from a rich family. His father is the only breadwinner. He struggle to study because he knows that knowledge can change their future. T.T

I never been in his situation but I know that there will always be blessing in disguise. 

The Prophet Muhammad SalAllahu alayhi wasallam said: “The greatest reward comes with the greatest trial. When Allah loves a people He tests them. Whoever accepts that wins His pleasure but whoever is discontent with that earns His wrath.”Narrated by al-Tirmidhi (2396) and Ibn Maajah (4031); classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi.

So, I advice him to think on the bright side. He can still further his study but not at the same time as his friend. He got the offer from Peninsular but maybe after this, he will get the nearest IPTA. Close to home. Who knows. Only ALLAH.

After that, his face seems to clear a bit.

He is a good person. 

I'm not able to help him.

I can only pray.


P/s: Maybe I'm too sensitive but this kind of hurdle makes me heartbroken.