Petakash wrote:...I only applied to do my masters at the local university just to get my mother off my back....
...In my country, some of the positions that are advertised in both the private sector and government sector, you have to have a Masters in order to fulfill the basic qualifications requirements that comes with the job. A masters would help to open the doors for upward mobility within the job. For persons it can be frustrating in wanting to move up within the organization, a masters or an undergraduate degree will be of great assistance to help that person. A masters will help me to increase my earning potential, so I can put aside a bit of cash to give a person a half scholarship to help with their tuition.
I am working on solving the problem of purchasing my plane ticket
...I just want that one chance to really fulfill a promise that I made to myself of attaining my masters.
Like I said, thank you Richard for the hard truth. Maybe I needed that to open my eyes.
No problem Petakash. I don't see it so much as a hard truth, rather I see my opinion as offering you how other people actually see your problem. You see your problem one way. That is understandable. You are inside your problem looking out on the world. I am outside of your problem looking in as a potential investor. I'm looking at your problem as a person holding a bunch of cash and asking myself, why invest? Why help this person, why give them money over all the other people in that need money?
So, I ask you your plan. I ask you why you need the money and the above is what you give me. You say, "I just want that one chance...of attaining my masters."
So if that is your dream, go to the local university I say. What? Wait...you want a plane ticket? So are you bullshitting me? You need a masters to get a promotion, the local university offers a masters. What are you not telling me Petakash? That is my thought as an investor, that is my thought as a person with cash looking across people as to where I should commit my money.
Then you tell me your dream is to help others in your situation. How will you help them I ask? Your plan is to get your masters, get a promotion and then save a little bit from each paycheck to give them bus fare! That is your plan? How generous of you, what a noble dream!
You don't see why I might struggle with giving you money for a plane ticket? Let's say I give you $2,000. You could use that towards actually getting your masters, but no...you want to use it on a plane ticket. Then I have to trust you will find funds to get your masters, that you will graduate, that you will get a promotion and that maybe 4 or 5 years from now when you are 40 years old my $2,000 ends up with you generously providing a few bus fares or school supplies to other potential students out of whatever savings you decide to put aside.
I'm not saying your heart is not in the right place Petakash. I truly believe that you honestly see what you are doing as a great investment. You truly believe if someone would just provide you the plane ticket and give you the shot that you would get that masters abroad, get that promotion and one day by god you would pay it forward! It is your dream after all. From your view it is frustrating I'm sure. From my view, I see thousands of people all wanting help, all with dreams and ideas. The problem is that the cash I have to give is not limitless. Like anyone else with cash to spare, we have to make a choice between those thousands of people. The way we decide is by looking at their plan and how they intend to use the money. Currently, your plan is not very good IMO and I think most people would agree with me.
The new year is coming up Petakash. It is time to reflect and set your goals. I recommend you take down your gofundme for now and revise your strategy. You need to think about why you want to go abroad and develop a better strategy that focuses more on what you plan to do to help others with your masters. Getting a promotion so you can put aside some savings for others is not a good plan.
Do you no what a needs assessment is Petakash? You are all over the map with fiverr and freelance work. What is your skill set Petakash? What is your bachelors in, how do you make money, where is the value you provide? Look at and build on your strengths. If you list what skills you currently have, maybe people in the forum can help give you some ideas. In what do you want to obtain a masters? That too might allow people to offer up some suggestions.