The Students Ain’t No A Pressure Cooker

Tuesday, 10 November 2009. A webpage called Foreign Press Center, Vietnam has brought out an online article entitled ‘Study Pressure Stressing out Vietnamese Teens’.  If that is what you had seen in Vietnam, what about other countries? India is ranked in second place among all the countries due to the highest suicide cases amidst students failing to handle study pressure. The very famous Wall Street country, The United States gets away from this waxing issue. What about our nation? And, who to be blamed?  This still remains as a oppugn.

So, the Good Samaritan, Dr. Nguyen Le Binh, a lecturer at the pediatric department of Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University, who co-organized the conference with the Paris School of Psychology Ho Chih Minh City concluded that parents and teachers are one of the main reason in this agenda.

What she said was, parents and teachers should “think again” that different children master different things and “it would be illogical and unnatural if they are always forced to score full marks in all subjects. 

Well, as I said before, it also happens in India. What was shocking about this is, there are 3 students suicide in every 48 hours and none of them is above 18 years old. Due to this lurid evident, the Indian cinema had created a Hindi movie, 3 Idiots, which tells us about it is no need for students for just to surpass in academics but they also can be successful by following their passion, what their heart really wants to do. This movie is loosely adapted from the novel, Five Point Someone by Chetan Bhagat. It is remade in Tamil as Nanban and it has been announced that there will be a Chinese remake of the film produced by Stephen Chow and that there are plans for a Hollywood remake produced in the United States. WOW! That proves that this is an outreaching phenomenon!

Thing issue is not only growing in Vietnam and India, but also in every part of this world that is undergoing civilization. So, see the whole of point of it?  Students should not be taught only to excel in academics but also in other arenas, since the world we are living in now comprises everything that we know and we don’t know. The teachers and parents should be helping the students to discover hidden talent in them rather than pressuring them to score 100% in every subject.

The most crucial point in teaching children is to help them improve their weaknesses without hurting them or making them lose self-confidence. And, parents need to listen. Most of the parents do not really empathize the abilities of their children. They neglect to realize that what they want is not same with what their children want or what their children can achieve. Results: Children get confused; get stressed as they fail to meet their parent’s expectation, so, they hide all their problems which lead to major depression and maybe, death. Yes, in some cases, the students that had been affected by this problem, THEY SUICIDE!

Parents have the biggest authority in their children’s life, they have the power to decide, but they should realize that their children should be given the space and time to follow their heart. What they really want to do. Listen to them, talk to them, put yourselves in their shoes.

Dear Parents, when you were in their age, if your parents gave you the chance you asked just like they are doing now, your life wouldn’t be same like you are living it now, right? Deep down inside your heart, there must be little pain and regret that you can’t achieve the ambition you wanted to. And, I’m pretty sure that you don’t want your children have the same rue. So, let them fly! Soar up in the air! 🙂

And on the note, I will end by saying that, catchphrase LORD CHESTERFIELD,

“Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading men and studying all the various editions of them” 


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