Hobby over studies?

  • Agonyaunt

Nov 27, 2018-

Dear Aunt,

I am a student currently studying in grade nine. I am not that sound in my studies, but not that bad either. I have two younger siblings who are really studious and for obvious reasons, they are my parents’ favourites. My parents always scold me comparing my results with theirs. Not that I don’t try doing good with my academics, but that does not simply happen, no matter how bad I try. In addition to that, I have poor handwriting and get scolded for that too. I am good with playing guitar though. Music is my only passion and I get appreciated by my friends when I play for school events. My dad totally does not like the idea and once he threw away one of my favourite guitars. I had to stay hungry to save from my pocket money for months to buy a new one and I am still scared if he might throw that away in my absence. I am in dire need of help in this situation. Hope you can guide me through this.

—Binit

 

Dear Binit,

You’re an artist child and being that is not always simple, it’s challenging. The society we live in expects us to have strong education mark sheets that should lead to a job that secures your financial security, but in reality, it doesn’t always work that way. As your aunt, I’m not guiding you to let give up your studies and focus solely on Music. You’re just in grade nine, a foundation education stage, where you will get to learn the basics of all the subjects. So, you should focus on your studies regardless of how far you want to study in life later. As an extra-curricular activity, take Music along your studies. Join the Music courses such as ABRSM (The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and appear on their tests, it will not only help you enhance your skills but also certify them. As for your parents, trust me, they only wish the good for you. Share them how you feel and the plans you have about your future. Be honest with your parents and they will surely support you. But you must be

promising for they trust you for your words. Don’t worry over such matters, your life is just beginning. This is a start of many obstacles you will face in your way of your dreams and you need to have the power to overcome it.

Published: 27-11-2018 07:58

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