Well, aside from the family problem itself, I can't really argue with my parents well. They said "whats the point of graduating from U.S. and then going to Korea? You can't get any job, because the whole tradition will be different, and you'll speak Korean like a white guy, if you decide to live in U.S. for 4 more years. Plus, if you go to crappy colleges like UC Riverside, you'll live with crappy guys who have heavy accents, with crappy professors, and I don't want you to be a bad guy when you grow up. If you got accepted to UCLA, that's another story." Me: "I don't really care. I really want to go to U.S. college, even IVC, because I believe that's the best for me." Parents: "It's not. Do you want to be stuck in jail (IVC, not literally jail) for 4 more years, looking at paper all day, or do you want to go to Korea, and have fun, and not study much, and get a job with 100% guarantee?" Me: "There is no such thing as guarantee. Your just trying to convince me. I'll try to study really hard and get into UCLA" Parents: "Do you really want to study all day at IVC (community college name) and go to UCLA, and study all day there too, and compete with hundreds of smart people? Do you really think you can manage all that? Dirty dorms. Friends throwing parties? Drinking alchols? Plus, do you know how hard it is these days in U.S.? you can't get a job, because your competing against white people in US and they always have more benefit than you." Me: "But there's restrictions in Korea. Handong only has weird subjects like Korean studies, and It's just not right for me. Yonsei is way too competitive, Korea is nearly impossible to get in or any of them. Plus, it's hard to become a teacher." Parents: "It might be hard to become a teacher, but there'll always be positions for you. Think about it. Theres 10000's of schools in Korea. Do you really think you can't get a teaching position in the school, if you graduate from top 50 in south korea, like Handong, Yonsei, etc? Plus, you can still get a teachers license, even if you take sociology, filming, med, whatever you want. The test is probably easy anyway." Me: "First of all, no, it's not easy. Second of all, filming has nothing to do with school teaching." Parents: :"Okay. Fine! Whatever? You make the decision. I don't care if you die in the dorm. if you go car crash. go drink alchol and get paid 3 dollars an hour. BUT, I know if you graduate from U.S., and work in U.S. you'll probably get paid 20 dollars an hour, work all day, and barely live with no fun and joy, like Korea." Me: "I told you! I'm going to transfer to Korea AFTER i graduate." Parents: "You can't do anything in Korea if you transfer. Transferring is difficult, and if you come to Korea, you'll lose the tradition, and not only that, but you'll only work in 확원 all day. No public school teaching. No more psychologist. No more nothing. Me: "I really don't know what's best for me... I'm really confused..." Parents: "I'd definitely let you stay IF you went to UCLA, but I can't let you go to crappy school, and get no job in U.S. If you go to IVC, it's just going to be more complicated.. Studying all day with several dumb friends, and doing nothing. I'm just doing what's best for you.. You're fluent in English so if you go to Korea, you'll have the advantage too!" Me: "NOOO, YOUR COMPLETELY MISUNDERSTANDING" Parents: "Don't think too much.. You'll see how perfect Korea is.." Me: "Then, what job can i get if i go to Korea.." Parents: "Teacher is the easiest job, out of all the possibility. I'm not saying you should be a teacher. You always have a path, because your dad is rich, and he can support you in anything without a single financial service. But, you should make a good decision." Me: "I really don't know what to do. I feel like I'm in the middle trapped.. I can't go to Korea, because of the competitiveness... I can't go to U.S. because you won't let me, and because I personally don't want to study all day." Parents: "Just go to Korea. Don't be in the middle, and choose. I mean..I won't force you to. I'm only saying that going to Korea will give you a thousand times more benefit than U.S. especially for you, who can surpass other Koreans, who dream of coming to Handong University or 외대학교." Me: "What should i do.. What should i do... What should i do..." This is my situation, and this is why I'm asking you many times,, because i can't think of a solution. Thanks.
Asked By: Coolguy11 - 6/12/2011
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Wow, you've got more of a problem that I thought...I really mean no offense, but your parents' mentality is stuck back in the 80's and 90's. Most of the things that they say might have been true up to the 90's, but it is literally not the case today. You being fluent in English cannot be considered as an advantage... More
Answered By: Steven Ham - 6/12/2011
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Wow, cannot believe you typed out all that. Sorry you have stubborn Asian parents. UC Riverside is not that crappy of a school. And I'm not sure what you mean by you can't go to Korea because of "the competitiveness" -- you haven't gotten into a Korean school yet, or competitiveness of the job market after you graduate... More
Answered By: woolerz - 6/12/2011
Hi, you asked me at the question before why everyone says it's impossible... More
Answered By: ❀Nora Jamie Lee❀ - 6/12/2011
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