Adults' Craps Said To Poor Children
Me remembered very well that when me was just a little, sweet, innocent, ignorant, happy, small boy, me always heard my father, my mother, my uncles, my aunties, my elder brother, my teachers (to sum up : the adults) say things me didn't agree at all.
Now that me already an old uncle, me realised that me sometimes also talk the same way those adults used to talk, wa-lao eh, must change.
Me usually tell the younger generation (those still schooling) that it is very much better to be a student than to work. Guess what answer you will get if you were to tell any student?
"Working better la, no need to pay school fees and can earn money some more; no need to study for tests and exams; Can keep any hair-style I like;"
Yeah me also said those same lines then but now that we are working adults, what do you think? Me wish that me can turn back the clock and be a student again.
Adults say, "You don't talk so much, just do what I say, don't do what I do."
This is definitely a wrong way of treating your children. Though they may still be young but think they deserve at least a rational explanation before forcing anything down their throats.
"I eat salt more than you eat rice." Yeah right, how come you still so healthy without the slightest symptom of illness? Eat so much salt? Gila?
"I am your father/mother and BECAUSE I say so!"
Oh please, this is the worst shit. You don't pull rank just because you are the poor chap's parent. I always believe in reasoning even if the person I am talking to is a minor unless of course he/she is below 5 years old and the understanding of certain issues is far beyond his/her capability.
"Don't ever let me hear you swearing again."
How can the young chap say decent words when you as a parent use the F word in every sentence you talk?
"Why you so stupid? See our neighbour so-and-so did so much better than you in the tests and exams!"
Parents and teachers, don't ever say such things to the young hearts. Not everybody is good in his study so you cannot compare and condemn the poor kid. You sure a U-grad earns a better living and makes more money than one who is not a U-grad? Ha! think again.
"I don't know why I give birth to you?"
Come on, admit it, you gave birth to him because of the mere pleasure you wanted to enjoy then so don't blame.
"If you don't behave yourself, the Police will come and catch you."
Policemen always kena framed as bad guys to scare the poor kids, ha ha. Some other people who kena framed are the "Garang-gunu man" and the "A-Pu-Na-Na" (No offence please).
"When I was your age, I never gave my parent any problem."
Ha ha, lying with the eyes open big big, ya ya, I believe all parents then were very good children.
lim peh kong wan liao