America: Home of the Brave-感恩父母征文竞赛-初中组荣誉奖(3)

America: Home of the Brave

Ray Wang

          Ernest Dimnet once mentioned, “Children have to be educated, but they have also to be left to educate themselves.” For parents around the globe, education for one’s child is the highest priority. In my parent’s perspective, education is the difference between success and failure in life. However, a question remains lingering: What kind of education do we want for our child? Back in my home country, Taiwan, teachers expect the students to perform the same tasks and learn the same materials. But in America, students are able to understand the reasoning behind certain problems and be different form one another. For my parents, education in America is an obvious choice, even if it means facing many unpredictable hardships.

Just like any other ordinary household, I have a father and a mother. But unlike other parents, my parents voyaged around the world in search for the right education for me. When I was in preschool, my parents brought me to Canada in hopes for better education. However, my father soon decided that learning French was unnecessary in my future years, and so we decided to move to America. Considering the fact that my parents only had a miniscule amount of experience when it comes to English, the first couple years were harsh and unforgiving. With people glaring at us whenever we speak, I feel desolated and even rejected. Who would know what my parents were facing? Money was also a huge problem, because the conversion between Taiwanese currency and American currency was expensive, we were low in currency. Several other minor factors also augmented the challenge.

Although we may face many struggles in life, it is how we confront the problem that leads us to the solution. Even though the odds were stacked against my parents, both my father and my mother tackled the difficult times and succeeded. I definitely owe it to my parents that I have a high quality education in America. Now more than ever, I understand the meaning of confronting the problem. My parents are my brave heroes who fought for the greater good.

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