I Can See Why My Parents Kept Telling Me to Study

Now that I am in my mid-30s, I understand why my parents made me study like that.

It’s hard to generalise, but most of my friends who got a job after graduating with a 4-year degree from a uni that people know about have made it to the middle class and are living comfortably.

And for those who didn’t study, no matter how much of a poser they’re on Instagram, their actual quality of their lives is just..ㅜ

This is an undeniable fact unless they have an exceptional entrepreneurial brain and their business hits the jackpot.


1. [+27][-37] Of course, but your parents must have gone through the same lol There is a gene for studying too lol We’re just living the life of our parents for the rest of our lives lol

2. [+25][-0] If you have the persistence to do something consistently, I feel like you’ll be successful no matter what it is that you’re doing. Since studying is the main responsibility of an ordinary kid, students who were persevering in their adolescence have a higher chance of living a stable life because they’ll live their lives with perseverance when they grow up. Studying isn’t necessarily the answer to everything, but since it’s hard to find anything else to focus on when you’re young, I think it’s important to at least persevere in studying first when you’re still a student.

3. [+21][-0] Honestly, was it not obvious even when you were still young? “Is our child smart?”, “is our child gifted in studying?”… It’s just parents’ desire for their children to study well. If you’re not born with a talent in studying, you’re meant to try to find out if you have talent elsewhere. But since parents only make their children study, even after people become adults, only few people know what they’re good at, and the rest feel nothing but lost.

4. [+16][-2] They told me to study, but they didn’t let me study. After school, I did all sorts of chores, such as cleaning the house, doing laundry and cooking dinner. At 8pm, the lights got turned off and I had to go to bed. In fact, I was so tired that I couldn’t wake up at dawn. But if my grades were bad, they would often say that I didn’t have the brain for studying, and they always told me to drop out of school and go to work in a factory to earn money.. Fortunately, I still made it through high school tenaciously. Even thinking about it now, I feel proud of myself. Everyone, study hard, because there is nothing to lose by studying well.

5. [+8][-0] If you’ve studied hard, it means that you have self-control and a sense of responsibility. Basically, you are diligent. That’s why you do what you have to do, and so you have the ability to live a good life.. That’s also what parents have to teach their children. It is right for children to grow up on their own, but parents should give them guidance.