College entrance exams for 2015 have ended, and the same lies continue to circulate within society. The Desk Columnist of the Catholic Times expresses his strong opinion on the situation. "Those who have learned what the text book teaches have no difficulty with the exams," and similar words, make little of the results of the exams. From November to the beginning of the new school year in Feb. we will have more than 200 young people kill themselves. If family members are included we have over two suicides each day.
faced with few or many exams during life, but the college entrance exams are
uniquely different for it will determine the life of the family for years to come. Results determine the price tag for the individual given
by society. Scholars in the field see this as an evil, making for a
society of academic cliques.
Some see the problem as a
weak disposition of the young people, others see it as a rite of
passage that exists in all cultures, and we should not be too
sentimental about the situation. The loss of so many young lives, and
what we need to do is not a problem easily solved.
he says, that the number of students died because of Ebola or SARS
what would happen? The government official responsible would have
to resign, and the president would be apologizing to
the citizens with head lowered, and measures to remedy the situation
would shortly be in place. Why is it that the adults do not look into the
situation? But instead like parrots repeat: "they only need to study the
Christians along with the president and
the ministers in education are disinterested spectators: a really strange society in which we live.
All seems hunky-dory, and nobody wants to ask the right questions.
students are weak living in a vertical and authoritarian society.
They do not vote which is another reason for the lack of interest of the
older generation. This lack of interest in the young is also shown in
the churches where we have a large number of students no longer seen in the pews.
Our response should be to approach them, listen to them, and feel with
One of humanities great gifts is the ability to sympathize
with those who are sick or hurting: the capability of empathizing with
others and to act. Jesus is our example; he was sent by the Father to be with
us and he showed this feeling for others by his healing. His empathy for others brought about the healing.
of the great weapons that we have as Christians is the grace to
sympathize with others in their hurt. More important than being number one is to relate with others. We need to become more sensitive to the hurts of others, and to develop this part of our personality. This
seed was put into the hearts of the followers of Jesus, and this seed for love needs to find expression in our lives.