杜郎俊赏

Generation Gap

How to start? I must say I have a happy childhood as only child. My parents both love me very much and they do everything heart and soul for me. I love them too of course, however, sometimes th generation gap brings me lots of trouble if I can say so.

Above all, I hate their treating me as a child. They always tell me not to do this or do that. Once I'm against their minds, sure enough I will be kept listening to their unlucky experience when they were young, which I even doubt whether is true or made up.

For example, I'm a poor swimmer or rather can't swim at all. Because I was told that when father was only three months old, or younger, grandpa tried to save a little boy who fell into the river at the cost of his own life. As a result, I could seldom go to the river, let alone learn how to swim. I do know they wanna keep me from anything dangerous which is possible if not probable. But how can I improve without practice?

What's worse, I always find if difficult to communicate with them. At the end but two days of last summer vacation, father talked with me face to face. The focal point is about my study, and he told me to work harder as there was one year left only for the NMET. However, at last father took me by great surprise that he said something special which should have been kept as a big secret. There was no doubt that father had read my diary quietly. As was easy to imagine, I became very angry then, however, I didn't say a single word.

I think lots of parents have the vary mistake in common, that is, they don't want their children to fall in early love, and as a result they don't believe pure friendship between boys and girls. They don't know nor do they care what an important part a friend especially an opposite-sex-friend play in our lives!

Some parents have a firm belief in knowing more than their children, however, in fact we students have been given better school education nowadays compared with their's time.

I'd like to end my superficial composition with a familiar joke.

Son: Does father always know more than son, dad?
Father: Of course.
Son: Who invent the steam engine?
Father: Er⋯Watt.
Son: Then why couldn't his father?

日期:2003-10-01