Aug 31, 2011

What will you become after 10 years?

My previous post reminded how we used to write about what will happen to us after 10 years time?

Have you write this essay before?
Do you still remember what did you write?
What did you want to be after 10 years?
Are you what you dream to be?

For me, it is easiest to write about wanting to be teacher or a nurse, typical girls job. Anyway it is essay for fulfillment of academic request. Have to pretend to be very contributing to the society and not selfish. 10++ years ago, in secondary school, what did we know about paying tax and better chance?

At 17 or 18 years old, rich parents started to infuse the idea of studying abroad and work abroad with better pay into their children's mind. I know many people who study abroad, stay there and migrated. I also know many of them came back to Malaysia. Government called them patriotic, I say they wasted their parents' efforts. Parents sent you away and not expect you to come back to work with small salary in Malaysia. But you are back, work with small salary that you will take forever to earn back your super expensive school fee.

Children with poor parents, parents only expect us to finish our school, and work. Most parents too busy working to feed children. Most of the parents want their children to further their study. They know the importance of education. Some parents only know their children have to work and earn money. At this stage, it is all depend on the child. Some of these children end up to be a successful businessman. University only educate us to be a worker. 'Society' university force us to be innovative in earning money.

So now is that tenth year, what have you become?
So what if you had become of what you had dream of?
So what if you are different from your dream?
So now what? Start to dream of what happen after 10 years?


Caroline Ng May Ling said...

haha dare not to think about it. xD

CWMartin said...

You know, the truth of the matter is, if I'd ever done one of those essays, I might have tried to become something far different than what I ended up being. When I was in my early teens, the thought of ten years in the future really scared me. Now, i've seen enough "ten years from now"s that I barely pay attention. Interesting post, especially about the school abroad and migrating.

suituapui said...

Not dead...yet, I hope. I'll be 70 already... Shudders!

Bengbeng said...

i stopped dreaming eons ago :)

[SK] said...

i don't remember whether i have written such karangan before.. not about what i'll be in 10 years, but maybe just the very conventional "My Ambition"..

[SK] said...

aiyah, normal lah, just write about being doctor, lawyer, teacher, engineer etc of professionals, so that the teacher will be happier reading.. :p

Naomi said...

Whatever will be will be!