Studying and Living in Finland LUT Alumni Experience by Aisulu Harjula

Can you combine education and what your Soul wants?

Education choice

For many of us, life is a street with one-way traffic: We go to school, then to a university, we find a degree-relevant position, and work until pension.

In so doing, education and work don’t necessarily bring us joy and fulfilment nor fill our lives with a sense of purpose.

Usually, we think that we are not so lucky in professional life, but to it’s too late to change anything because growth is linear and you can move only forward and continue as planned.

Why so?

This order exists already for a long time, and it’s root in the education system that was born at the beginning of the industrial revolution.

Indeed, the Finnish education system is more advanced than an average in the world. Here you learn to respect others, do things in time and you also have a lot of free time and personal freedom.

And once you lose your interest in your chosen path, you’re free to change your education, study another field and move to another educational unit.
Lifelong education is welcomed here.

Soul and education

But even in such a system people feel treated unequally, have fears and doubts about getting a job and losing it, and perhaps one of the most significant problems of modern society is an increase in depression rate.

The more you go towards a goal that’s not yours, the more are chances that you’ll end up in losing a connection with who you are.

But how to chose the right education, hear that voice coming deep from your heart, not from your rational judgements? I would be glad to get your thoughts here, and in the next posts, I’ll open this topic more deeply.


About The Author

Researcher at LUT, Master of Economics, LUT & GSOM Saint Petersburg State University. Focus on Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability. Background in natural sciences.

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