I recently don’t want to watch the Hong Kong news, it made me feel so upset. In the past one month, there are more than 4 students suicide. The youngest was 11 in primary school and the oldest was 18 in university. The reason they suicide is because they feel pressure of the education. No doubt, the education system in Hong Kong is too harsh.
I remember when I was small, since 6 years old. I wake up at 6:30 am everyday and sleep at 12:30 am. 8 hours of school, go to after school tutor for couple hours. After that, go to learn some different activities like musical instrument and sport. Finally go home and do the homework. One month before the exam, I cannot use the internet and watch any TV. My life was like that for about 10 years from primary to secondary school. It was so tired everyday. As a result, I am not even in the first 100 in my grade (there are almost 200 hundred students in same grade). So can you imagine how the first 10 live?
However, the education system is even harsher than before. Every parent wants their child to be the best and the first. I am so sick of competition. It was like no matter how hard I do, I am still in the middle. But I am lucky that my mother wasn’t that harsh for me, so that I don’t feel too much pressure from my parents. However, most of the kids unlike me, the teachers, the parents, the tutors push them so hard and give them so much pressure. How can a little child at 11 can handle all the pressure?
Is that the only way to develop a city to push our kids to die? I wish that we can lower down the standard and let our kids to enjoy their childhood life! If you ask me what is my childhood sounds like? My answer is study, pressure and exams.