BRASIL: The new generation
His name is Geluwilson Dos Santos Arauzo. His "nickname" is Wilson. He is 21 years old, and live together with his mother and brother outside Natal in Brasil, Some days a week he also have the responsibility for his one-year-old son. Wilson told that he had been in school for nine years, and in the touristfield for more than four years. He started as beachboy, selling fruits and everything to the tourist. His father and brother do the same. To day Wilson is guide for everyone who wants help to exsplorer the enormous country on their own. I that case I met him. The following three days we spent together, travelling with private cars, taxies and beachbuggies along the coast from Natal and more than fifty kilometres behind Johao Pessao. The tour were filled with exploring activities, citylife and pleasent meetings with art and cultur. However: It is not my experience as tourist, but my impression of Wilson as one of the hopeful youngsters from the new generation in Brazil, I want to chare and tell you.
"I had a dream" - Wilson said first time we talk seriously together. I dreamed about education and position. But now I have a son and pay for him every week. - How do you learn your excellent english? I asked. One american client give me private lessons, he said. In three months I learn enough to speak with everyone. - And your dream to day? I replied. How will yout life be in five years? - I do not know, said Wilson, but I hope to earn enough to spend some time at school, learning administration and economi, - And so? I was still listening. - And so, continued Wilson. I hope to start my own travel agensy. Being my own boss and my own manager. - Do you think it is possible?
Yes, I said. My impression is that you are sensitive and strongly intelligent. I have also observed that you are sosial orientated and a'ha-seeking and fast in your descitions processes. You work hard and engaged and seemed to be a good troubleshooter. I think your are a resourceperson with much energy and a high level of activity. On behalf of this observations I am sure that you in some time will be fed up of your work to day. At that moment your ambisions will look for new posibilities. - How, can you know? Wilson seemed to be a little frustrated. I know because I have observed you, in the same way as we test our students in Europe, I said. The difference is how Brazil will invest in your future. - I have to pay everything alone, said Wilson. I know, I said. Therefore you have to trust yourself and your dreams, Doing so, the results will be your reference and someone will discover your strength. I myself can be your coach in management development if you ask for it. However, I am sure that Brazil need your generation, and I know that the world need Brazil. Therefore I will recomend your effort to everyone who are looking for one dynamic and hardworking facilitator. - Thank you, said Wilson. I promise to do my best! In my mind I will "swim" and get energy from the "see", feeling the "water" resistence. - That sounds good, I said.