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A triangle has three sides.....or doesn't it? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2004-8-10 10:53:31 |Display all floors
Let's all put in our minds the picture of a triangle....got it? Right I guess most of you have "drawn" that triangle with the base at the bottom and the vertex at the top.

Right this is nothing special actually. We tend to imagine it like this because we have the conception that the most balanced position for a triangle is like that; with the solid base at the bottom to support the structure.

Now lets imagine this triangle. On the one side a University student from a poor area and no money to pay his tuiton and stay in university. On the other hand the University itself and finally a bank. Do you get the picture? The question here is how would you draw this triangle? I personally would put the University and the bank at the base to support the vertex...the student. Seems right, doesn't it?

Well in our loved country, still now, this picture is clearly not like this. The triangle is inverted. The student supports the pressure of finding his funding to pay University costs while the banks wait and see if they can come with enough garanties to give the loan.

But certainly the drama begins when the students have to find a new job once graduated. The University keeps all the documents in order to guarantee that the students pay back the loan. But how are they going to find a job? or How are they supposed to change their residence certificate without the University degree?

Apparently nobody "responsible" has the answer. When a student faces a job interview and is asked for the original certificates he/she has to say  "sorry they're in the University because I still owe them some money" And that's the end of the interview.

So, to cut a long story short, shouldn't it be better to turn the triangle round and make that the "strong" base supports correctly the vertex and so everybody can obtain what they want? If the University releases the documents, the graduate can find a job and pay back the loan.

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