At 64 years old, he’s just 1 year shy of the retirement age for teachers in government service, but for Generito Yosores, age is just a number and should not be a hindrance for someone to work on his dream!
Recently, Tatay Generito graduated with the course of Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education- Major in English from Western Mindanao State University External Studies Unit – Molave in Molave, Zamboanga del Sur.
While he did not graduate with honors, Tatay Generito inspired a lot of people for following his dreams even at his old age. There are so many young people who give up on their dreams, yet this old man didn’t.
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There were people who thought that Tatay Generito’s education was useless because he could not use it anyway. After all, most workers retire at 65 – and he’s 64! By the time he takes the board exams, he’ll be at retirement age already.
Of course, he could still find a job as teacher at private schools that allow workers to be more than 65 years old, but without prior teaching experience he might not be able to find a job compared with the younger ones.
There were a lot of people who called him ‘pasikat’ or said that his dream was useless, but for Tatay Generito, those things don’t matter. He had always dreamed of graduating from college because poverty prevented him from going to school back when he was younger.
He’s not completing his education to find a better job and quit being a tricycle driver. Instead, he continued his studies because he wanted to fulfill his dream of graduating from college – and who are we to stop him from doing that?
“This is not about having a stable job and a successful career. It’s about fulfilling Tatay’s dream to finish his studies. And so proud that he did it, despite of many hindrances. We should look at the brighter side of everything. Hope this will serve as an inspiration to everyone, that there is no timeline in success. Everything will fall into place in God’s time and I guess Tatay’s time has come,” netizen Constancia Jasmin Tabilo Fallar commented.
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“According to Tatay, basta lang raw makapagtapos siya, kompleto na raw ang buhay niya. We salute you Tay!💓” Shane Cheska Jumuad said.
Soon, one of Tatay Generito’s former teachers chimed in, defending his dream on social media.
Alfred Cañete wrote:
“To all ‘KINULANG SA ARUGA’ na di mahal ng kanilang mama, read.
Naging studyante ko si tatay for 2 semesters. We had a talk and sinabi niya sakin na kaya siya matagal nakapagpatuloy sa pag-aaral dahil palipat-lipat siya bg paaralan noon dulot ng hirap at iba pang mga dahilan. Ninais niyang makapagtapos dahil gusto niyang matupad ng pangarap niya na magkaroon nga degree sa Kolehiyo. Alam niya sa kanyang sarili na di na sya makakapagtrabaho matapos syang mag-aaral dahil narin sa edad niya.
It is never too late to reach for your dreams. Education has no age limit. Dreams are free.
Congrats Tay Gener. Proud kaayo ko nimo tay kay mocomply jud kas akong requirements ug ipabuhat atong naunder pa tika😊😊😊”
Congratulations, Tatay Generito! Continue to be an inspiration to us all…