should i go on studying or work right after graduating from colleage?

China
April 11, 2007 4:13am CST
i'm from China and i'm a girl at grade 2, my parents wouldlike me to be a graduate student,but i don' want to, they expect me to get a good job,and they think if i 'm not a master from a famous university(i'm in a normal university right now) then i will never get the good jobs... but What the problem is,i'm not sure i can pass the exam to goto the school,i don't wanna live a life so hard,just study and study for everyday,i can't stand this.... and what the second problem is :my mom's not very healthy,she's got serious high blood pressure,once she's angry,she has to take pills at once..so she's always taking pills along..i'm so afraid that if i make her get angry... what should i do? Should i listen to my mother or live a life freely? can you tell me what should i do?
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@geeta151 (312)
• India
11 Apr 07
Hi! dear ,I am from India and here it is said that your parents are equal to god.They have given birth to you and know how to make you happy.Life experience has taught them what is right and wrong and specially when it comes to "their child "they are very serious about the child's well being.I might sound like I am giving out that routine lecture,but there is a way out to your situation.YOU should step forward and confide in both your parents about what you FEEL.They will try to understand YOUR needs and if possible give you some of the permissions you need.Your status in society goes hand in hand with how educated you are .People look upon you with respect and also you will be in agood earning position .At your age you might not be able to forsee the future,but certainly your parents can and would also be supportive if you are ready to LISTEN.Say for example tommorrow you land up with ajob by which you get amegre pay ,will you be able to support yourself as well as your parents in their old age?
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• China
14 Aug 07
Thank you so much!!
@simran1430 (1793)
• India
12 Apr 07
Making money through jobs gives independence to students but students shouldn't forget about post-secondary education. Most of these students would benefit tremendously from pursuing post-secondary education. Education isn't just about taking courses and gaining textbook knowledge. It is about all-round development and university is the best place to learn this. University life makes one mature and more capable of dealing with the "world out there" because university itself is a miniature version of the ?world out there'. University is where you start looking for accommodation, paying tuition fees, and learning to cook. In addition, university life teaches technical skills, time-management skills, people skills, team skills and communication skills. Most of the skills employers look for in a candidate are learnt at a university by getting through daily activities.
• India
11 Apr 07
baby, you are a real baby...how old are you now, 18/19? its not a question of listening to your mother. girls at your age seldom like listening to their mothers. i was no exception but take it from me, you'll have all your life left to earn money. but what you think now as hardship will give you rich dividends in later life. i was naive like you and did not strive enough to go to a first grade college. i just graduated from an ordinary college and immediately after that i took up a job. but now, when i see girls half my age who have done their Masters and MBAs earning double of what i do, i really rue the time i whiled away. forget your parents, your friends, your neighbours, study only for your own future. education is a great liberator. the hardship of which you think now while studying is nothing when compared to the hardship you will face throughout your life in a low-paying ordinary job. just stick on a few years more and i guarantee you, the wait will be worth it.
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