I used to write at least once a week. Recently I've more or less lost steam on several fronts. I've stopped gaming altogether and blogging is taking a hit as well. 3 modules is taking its toll on me and I'm trying to tie up loose ends here and there at the workplace before I tender in December.
A topic which has been running wild in my mind is the type of life I want for my children. In HK I'm used to hearing how the pace of life is driving parents to fill their children's life with lots of activities. Activities which the children may not like, or too young to know how to reject. I know of one case in which the son has developed mental issues and the mum seems to be going the same way.
Holidays are filled with homeworks and overseas study camps. Normal school days are filled with activities that would have driven me crazy. French, Traditional Chi, Simplified Chi, English + many other activities filled his day. All this even after he has gone mental. It had gotten so bad that he actually told his grandma that he wanted to die.
What was in it for the mum? Was she ashamed of telling her friends that her son cannot speak a 4th language or cannot play the violin or cannot swim 3 different strokes? What's wrong with letting a kid have a childhood? I always thought that there is a rather thick line between pushing a kid to his/her best effort and pushing him/her overboard. But somehow I've been proven wrong time and again. Or rather there's only one way of pushing and that is to make sure the kid is being pushed to the edge of the line.
I hope the kid gets well. I know he never had fun all these years and I'm afraid he will never get any until he manages to escape from his mum's clutches... poor kid...