Too Much Pressure on Students

Elkin, North Carolina
November 22, 2009 11:09pm CST
When I was in high school, I felt like there was so much pressure on students to know what college they would be going to, what they would major in, what kind of job they would get once they were finished, who they would marry, how many kids they would have, and where they would live. Does anyone else see that kind of pressure put on students? Why is it that we sometimes forget that life is a constant learning and growing process? Part of the transition between adolescence and adulthood is growing as individuals by trial and error, making choices and learning from them whether they are good or bad, etc. Why do we expect students to make decisions at a young age that will affect the rest of their lives?
3 responses
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Hi scottcoleson. I also believe that this is one of the biggest decisions the youth has to undergo in life. However, they should really decide for themselves regarding this matter. Their choice must be based on their interest/passion. This way, they will not be stuck in a career that they don't even like doing. During this time, their parents or older brother and sisters play a big role in guiding/assisting them through the decision-making process.
• Elkin, North Carolina
23 Nov 09
I definitely agree with you, but do you think we sometimes put too much pressure on students to "have it all figured out" so to speak before they even go to college?
• Philippines
23 Nov 09
Yes, I agree. It's just that this is an inevitable part of a youth's life.
• China
23 Nov 09
As a student ,I agree with your words,In my high school,my psychological pressure is very big,Not for homework sorrow.Afriad of I can't into the university .NOW everything become better,I'll thanks my high scholl,it teach me what is success.And insist is victory...DO you think so ? my friend.
• China
23 Nov 09
hi,scottcoleson! what you said reminds me of my high school.that was totally a burden on me! everyday I got up very early.on my way to school,I could see a few stars in summer mornings and in winter mornings it is still dark outside.during the whole day I sat in the classroom,doing endless notes and papers.even the night took up by study,I stayed up very late...this just the life of hundreds of thousands of students like me...a nightmare.