When I was a kid, growing up meant getting smarter. Educational systems have made kids being evaluated at their intellectual ability during the exams. You just got to do whatever to score, regardless of working hard or cheat during exam. Of course, I am lucky that I did not need to resolve to cheating because I can work hard for it.
Parents are proud of kids that are smart. I guess that is why I work hard, to make my parent proud. But my father never look at my score, never get my report card. According to him, it is my responsibility. I don't really know if he is proud of me but I guess he might be,
After graduation, things changed. Educational smart doesn't seems to be the best medicine in this competitive world. I couldn't even answer basic questions that other posed to me. They seems to realize my problem more than I do. It is sort of like magic- they knew how things that I am working on would eventually work out and there appears few advice that I sincerely thankful for until now.
Today, I too have learned through those advice and have the same ideology. I didn't know if I am influenced by all my mentors or if these advice are key to live smarter.
Felicia Loo is a food science graduate from UBC. With an interest in food marketing, she explores how food products are created, marketed, and distributed toward an end users. Blogging about food became a must when she encounters interesting ideas about food products. She seeks for ideas and opportunities to work together.