"Sustainability is an issue of equity; inter-generational equity, that is, that what we have today will be available to the future. But this is sustainablity from a resource perspective. We also have to look at sustainability from a process perspective. To be truly sustainable, we must ensure that what we do today would still enable the Earth’s processes to continue in the future. What good would resources be if our planet is no longer functioning properly?"
- Dr. Srikantha Herath, United Nations University
It’s always fun listening to Dr. Herath. You either think he’s brilliant or he’s crazy. Whatever the case, his ideas are revolutionary. Anyway, sabi ko na nga ba, I shouldn’t aim for UNU at this time yet. Sabi ni Dr. Herath, he doesn’t recommend young people going there dahil kailangan pa raw ng maraming experience at specialization. Dun kasi sa MS Sustainability program nila, trans-discipinary ang approach. Tingin ko maganda namang fit sa akin yun dahil I’ve always been interested in social and technical aspects of problems.
A saying goes, “The most valuable guys are those who can integrate everything to come up with a holistic solution to problems.” But it is also generally agreed upon that a person who knows a little bit of everything, a jack-of-all-trades, never really makes a name for himself. Kailangan talaga ng specialization.
O well. Dilemmas. Feb. 26 na ang deadline ng application sa UNU. I think mas ok yung PhD in Sustainability kaysa MS in Sustainability. So ma-specialize muna ako sa MS. Kaso baka by the time na mag-aapply na ako for UNU, baka hindi na si Dr. Herath yung mag-i-screen ng applicants. Sayang yung chance. Ooohh. I’m going around in circles arguing with myself.