posted on Sep, 4 2006 @ 02:45 PM
I'm from Singapore in the southeast asia region. I grew up in an conservative asian society and frankly, i hate it
Now dun get me wrong, i'm not saying conservatism is a bad thing. I'm saying too much of it makes it a living hell. Everyone is being so restrictive
and they're not open-minded.
I see this everywhere, on the streets, at school, at home, in the education system and other areas
The older generation enforces this but we from the younger generation who are influenced by Western ideas rejects this. The older generation grew up
with little exposure to the outside world so we can't totally blame them.
Eg.I'm a chinese but i dislike the chinese language simply due to the fact that i have no interest for it and dun intend to use it career-wise. I
know people say that China is rapidly growing but i dun think i'll have any links to it. I'm not good at chinese and a good deal of my generation
isn't good at it either. Thus, the only language subject we focus on is English.
Most of us wish that we have an education system like the one in America. Though academically we are better, our quality of school life sucks.
High school is suppose to be a memorable and fun experience. However, here it is a bore and a dread and it revolves only around studying.
Again, it's not a bad thing...But the government keeps pushing us and worst still, push us towards Math and Science. What about humanities? Aren't
they equally important as well? Why is so much focus and attention like programs and awards given only to Math and Science. Surely they dun think that
everyone is good or interested in that?
Honestly I'm 15 but that doesn't mean my friends and i can't think for ourselves
[edit on 4-9-2006 by judicator]