So, two of my cousins flopped at the PSLE. No, they didn't. They got 230+, decent enough to get into seconday school. Yet they cried, both of them, believe it or not. Expectations were high and they had failed miserably. The RI and RGS dream was over: that bubble had burst violently. Yet, that wasn't really what they wanted, but merely what others wanted from them. Someone should really tell them what is really going on, that they shouldn't be judged on some meaningless number or the name of the school they come from. They think that for children to cry is perfectly normal and that got me seriously worried because in years to come, the conflict between their superego and ego might affect their development as teenagers. Yet, these people do not at all seem worried, or so it seemed, or maybe they don't know.
I am not a parent, nor am i going to be one very soon. It seems an enormous duty, to me, to be in charge of someone's life, to teach them right from wrong, to impart to them their philosophy to life, because i am not even confident i know them well myself. You don't just had kids just to fill up your life. That is such a selfish thought. There is a duty to teach them properly and adequately, and these people had failed in that regard. I am having a hard enough time trying to be a 'good' human being, trying to be more responsible to myself and others.
After reading this, people will probably think i am very pessimistic. But i am not, really!
Posted by ken99
at 2:53 AM WST