-Children of the generation-
My story growing in a HK household/education system
(Disclaimer: I appreciate my parents’ upbringing, with their love and support they gave me.)
As there is sincerely little emotional support and attention in wellbeing in local society, I went through unpleasant times growing up as a Hong-Kong-youth.
As a child, I was told to be over active and curious, doing stuff adults didn’t like. They told me I wasn’t pleasant. That was how it started.
Went to a traditional catholic primary and middle school, and I had huge amounts of studies and assignments to cover.
It was a good-ranked school- sadly, I was no good at most academic subjects- art and English were exceptions, though no one really cared what your strengths and interests are.
Taken out of class loads, they told me my results aren’t up to standards and hinted the lack of care in student interests- in other words, anything other than results.
I needed extra tuition classes outside classes, not only paying more, but taking up most of my spare time, and worsening problems.
I found myself unable to sleep at regular times and got aches sometimes because of the stress and unhealthy lifestyle.
Then emotions blew, brought fights and unease to my family.
I used to think I was unfortunate to base in the district.
That was my childhood.
My parents thought it will be a better idea for me to leave this toxic environment, and so I studied aboard.
Studied at a less academic-based school, made me into a more independent person, grew greatly in emotions, values and thoughts.
Being more mature recently, I started fixing the lack of communication and bond in the family. I can’t believe I have to lead my parents to open their minds to talk, and trying to make them trust and accept me as a person overall. .
It is hard times, now and then - and hopefully at the end of movements and changes, there will be improvements in the people and community we pleasure and loved most.
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