I recently read an article about the brain drain situation which according to the author is getting from bad to worse. Like everything else, I believe there are two ways to look at the situation. The brain drain problem is always motivated by the saying “the grass is always greener on the other side”. I must concur and reaffirm that the grass is not only greener but they can be eaten as well.
The question then becomes, why can’t we make our own lawns greener?
To a certain extent I must agree that reading of such news makes me feel a little hopelessness. I do understand that we sometimes feel far more superior than others and tend to think that people or places are not worth our time.
So what happens when all talented people have left?
Firstly, I do not believe that the country will be totally wiped out of talented people. The only people that will never be wiped out ever, are the lazy people. That is when opportunity will arise. With so many talented people leaving, it only leave room for other talented people to rise to the occasion and step up with their valuable expertise.
There is always the silver lining in every difficult situation and every problem opens up an opportunity to find a better solution.
The only issue that remains is whether or not we want to rise to the challenge and take up the responsibility.