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Commencement or moving up celebration is fast approaching. It is always rewarding to know that all of our hard work as students have finally paid up. But nothing is more rewarding than making our parents proud during commencement or graduations. Right?
I have seen a lot of parents of my batch cheerfully walk down the stage as their sons and daughters were called up for an award and medals their faces shown as if it were gold. Yes but no doubt, they deserve it all. I know there are students also that dream to have that honor for all their efforts.
As I looked unto them, my parents held my hands and I looked up in awe at how their faces shone just like the parents I saw on the stage going back and forth for their child's awards. Me, as an average student, I also got an award but not the same as the others but I have always been grateful for these days in my youth. I am proud and happy that I never had the pressure of doing things that are beyond my strength and capability and yet being appreciated still by my family.
As I went to elementary and high school I encountered different kinds of students like me. There were fast learners, average like me and those who needed more tutoring to do but I did not take nor can say. I reflected on that kind of situation until I went to college. In college I have found a lot of friends online, in our bunch we have different learning phases in which we also see if we can help each other out. Especially this one friend of mine who is really pushing herself on the edge just because of the thought that all of her elder siblings are Magna Cum laude. I can say that she was indeed a good person but as the semester and years went by we noticed that she changed. She is much of a worrier and hot headed person. I talked to her and she told me that she was just very desperate to be appreciated by her parents to the point where she took some medications to prevent her from sleeping so she can study all night.
I saw this scenario and realized that offspring or students like us would really do anything to make our parents proud, even if this will no longer be healthy on our part. Some parents might say that pressuring their child is their way of encouraging them and making them thrive for the best results, but in the end it's just us students handling these cases alone at school and seeing how it goes for my friend. I don't think that's the best result a parent would want.
This scenario and experience made me appreciate the supportive family I have and If I will have a family of my own in the future, I will surely do the same when they go to school. I will give no pressure on their shoulders after all, grades are just grades and medals are just medals which are the upfront of our resumes but not our identity as a person.
I believe that in the real world, you can't barter grades or medals for happiness, good judgments and good character. The world needs rational and well-mannered citizens, not just merely brains. When we die. people are going to forget about our grades and medals but never the good things we've done for them.