Admitting that you made a mistake and accepting failure are the two hardest things you will ever do.
Failing even though you gave whatever you were up against with is not failure. It’s a lesson.
So, to all those Malaysian boys and girls who got unsatisfactory STPM and SPM results today despite doing what it takes, take heart. It is not the end of life – life will still give you plenty of chances.
To those who aced the exams, hearty congratulations. Definitely your inordinate efforts paid off. Certainly you could not have done it without your teachers and parents’ support.
Parents, don’t be so hard on your kids if the result they produced did not meet your high hopes. Parents, fret, push and pull every finger of their children as far as they can to the point of snapping. Straight 10 A+, 96%, 98%, nothing less is tolerated. Parents send their children to tuition, coaching classes, the only TV program they are allowed to watch is Astro Tutor TV, mothers stay up all night together with their kids as they slog and no play at all. Parents stuff their dreams and achievements they failed to accomplish on the malleable shoulders of their offspring. Competition, competition, competition, All parents want their kids to emerge first in class. Failure to do so evokes questions like, “Class le unakku pakkathuleh ukkarere paiyan yellatheluyum 100/100 ah edukuran. Nee mattum 98/100 than edukure. Avanukku padichi kudukere cikgu thane unakkum padichi kudukerangge, appo yean nee mattum areh goreh ah marks edukere????? Why can’t you???” Please, by all means, if you are so obsessed for the No 1 rank, breed race horses; why have children?
Our parents always compare their children with the kids of others. What will happen if kids begin to compare their parents to the parents of other kids? Buta.com right?
Each child has its own talent and parts where they do better than others. Plus not all children could absorb knowledge in the same way. If you judge a fish by its ability to climb trees, it will die believing that it’s stupid. This adage applies to all kids. Every kid is a genius in a certain field but having 20K followers in Facebook is not a prowess.
Another thing all Malaysian Indians students post SPM and STPM have to endure is endless calls from relatives, uncles and aunts who are eager to know how many As they got, whether its A+, only A or A-, each subject’s grade and then comparing the grades with their own children and cackle like witches. Believe me, this is the most dreaded part in a student’s life. Yeah, been there, done that.
After the onslaught of the relatives Indian mothers will start their lecture:
-Naan unnake yevelo kaasu seeleve panni tuition anepene, appeyum ipdi mattama result eduthurukeh?
-Pakkathe vittu Kumar tuition ku pogamale 10 A vanggirekan.
– Ippo naa epdi veliye thale nimurnthu nadakurathu, enne thale kuniye vechite.
-Un valkaiya nenaiche pare, unnake yaaru U le edam kudepa?
-Ungga appa salary ke unnaiya private le epedi padike veppare?
-Un kudeh padiche pillenge ellame unnode kudeh A yedeterekange.
I am speaking about those Indian boys and girls who genuinely worked their asses off to excel, immaterial of them succeeding or not. If the above is one extreme, the below is another extreme.
This doesn’t apply to those kids who were too busy with puppy love, showing swaq on Facebook, bunk tuition and school and only open the books 1 day before the exam. To all the SwaqTamilachi, StyloPaiyanYolo, Tamilan Katti Berani Mati and Lovelygurl08Forevas who didn’t give a damn for their future, under appreciate and disrespect their parents and teachers, it’s time to write the below on their Facebook timelines:
-Hey wth la study like hell and life is screwed up.
-Oh no my manggus parents are gonna mampus me when they see my results.
-My lyfe is over,I donno wat else to do. I miss you da,all I need is you now.
-Lyfe sux but my life my rules,only god can judge me,i dont give a damn about spm.
-Love will keep me alive after this. i love you ma my chellakutty.
Sorry to burst your bubble honey but life doesn’t work like that. Moonu nimisathule munnera maari ithu ‘Neeyum Naanum’ Myna paatu illeh, valkai. Vithiasam terinjiko. You gotta work hard and try your best to come up. Do not rest on your laurels after SPM if your result is abysmal because it is just the beginning of you becoming a working unit in the society. Go for tertiary education and amass knowledge, both bookish, theoretical, extramural and practical; equip yourself with skills. Become a degree holder and more and rock your life. All the best!!