Students Are Like The LeavesUnderneath A Tree

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Published on June 7, 2007

Author: younsuk

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First of all, if you are living in Korea, then this Powerpoint is something you should watch with seriousness, because this is happening in your country, where you are living in.:  First of all, if you are living in Korea, then this Powerpoint is something you should watch with seriousness, because this is happening in your country, where you are living in. And this is about the problem Korea has with the educational mentality of the students and the parents. Korean students…there are tons of ways to describe them.:  Korean students…there are tons of ways to describe them. But there is just one description that is almost common in all the students in Korea. They study excessively… So what’s the problem with studying excessively…?:  So what’s the problem with studying excessively…? The problem is the reason why they are studying excessively… The problem is not the fact that they are studying excessively… Usually, the Korean students study to enter one of these universities…:  Usually, the Korean students study to enter one of these universities… Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Stanford, Princeton, MIT But do they really want to get into those universities…? Do THEY want to enter those universities? Most of the time, it’s their parents telling them to study hard to get into those universities…:  Most of the time, it’s their parents telling them to study hard to get into those universities… Many students forget why they are studying, or what they are studying for… Most of the times, it’s the PARENTS that are aiming for those universities Isn’t it the CHILDREN that are going to enter the universities?:  Isn’t it the CHILDREN that are going to enter the universities? Shouldn’t the CHILDREN be aiming for those universities? Many times, the parents are just treating their children like their pets; they force their children to aim those universities because they want their children to go there. The high school students are spending most of their high school life studying.:  The high school students are spending most of their high school life studying. And many of them don’t even know why they are studying… Hey parents, is this really what you want your children to do…? Arguably, all the Korean high school students go to Hagwon almost everyday.:  Arguably, all the Korean high school students go to Hagwon almost everyday. They have it after schools and come home at around 11pm. They spend their Sundays and Saturdays and Hagwon. Of course, they also have their school works to do… They would average about 3 to 4 hours of sleep everyday. As a result, they would stop growing… They are living wonderful high school lives… Every time the child hears the word “Harvard” coming out of his or her parents’ mouth, his or her face distorts,:  Every time the child hears the word “Harvard” coming out of his or her parents’ mouth, his or her face distorts, because he doesn’t know why he’s aiming for that. He doesn’t know if he really wants to be a doctor. He doesn’t want to waste his whole high school life just to do what his parents are telling him to do, and regret it forever for not being able to do what he really wanted to do… Imagine a young bird…:  Imagine a young bird… Its mother is a big fan of the fish. She just watches the fish swim everyday at a pond. She just dreams about having a child that can swim. So, she would teach her son to swim everyday. The son doesn’t know what he’s doing. One day, he would ask her mom why he is trying to swim. He would ask her mom what the two flappers on his sides are for. Then she just shows him the fish swimming and tells him, “Look at them. They have succeeded in their lives.” She wouldn’t answer to the question about the flappers… One day, the son practices swimming too much that he drowns in a river. :  One day, the son practices swimming too much that he drowns in a river. His mom would cry everyday, and thinks to herself, “For god’s sake please let me have a son that can swim like the fish!...” Childhood…:  Childhood… Do you still remember your childhood…? What did you do…? Did you remember doing anything fun…? Or were you studying for the whole time…? It is the only period when you can fool around, do things that you like, and above all, have fun…:  It is the only period when you can fool around, do things that you like, and above all, have fun… Childhood… When one becomes an adult, one has to work hard to earn a living. Nobody wants to be a guy who wastes his whole childhood just to enter a college that his parents told him to go, and become a lawyer, earning tons of money, buy a house and live a boring life afterwards. Everybody wants to be a guy who has the confidence to tell his dream to his parents and aim for it with the parents’ support, and earn a living by enjoying. If you love teaching kids, then become a teacher; of course you have to aim for it.:  If you love teaching kids, then become a teacher; of course you have to aim for it. If you love to find discoveries, then become a scientist; aim for it. If you love math, then become a mathematician; aim for it. If you love writing, then become a writer; aim for it. And the list goes on… If you are one of the high school students I mentioned before, start by telling your parents what really want to do.:  If you are one of the high school students I mentioned before, start by telling your parents what really want to do. This will take some confidence, but if you don’t do it, I already told you the result. If you are one of the parents I mentioned before, start by having a conversation with your child about the future. :  If you are one of the parents I mentioned before, start by having a conversation with your child about the future. Ask your child what he or she really wants to do. Discuss with your child about the future job. Think of a way to support your child to achieve his or her OWN goal, not yours. Children are like the leaves underneath a tree; you have to turn them to see their full color…:  Children are like the leaves underneath a tree; you have to turn them to see their full color… Credits:  Credits Music- I Believe I Can Fly by R Kelly

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