Daily Post Prompt : Jeopardize
In response to daily post’s one-word prompt : Jeopardize
Going back to my childhood, the thought comes to mind, did I endanger my education by being so laid back when I was seven years old?
At that age I never knew the importance of studying hard. I had classmates who were only interested to score hundred percent or close in an ordinary test. This never crossed my mind, yes I had no intention of failing, at the same time I did not try to score full marks in any subject.
My favorite subjects were, Spelling and Moral Science, I enjoyed doing well in them, I did not think about my classmates, doing better.
In those days if anyone asked me what was my aim in life, I’m more than sure I would have said,”I don’t know.”
When I was fourteen my eldest brother said one day, “I will marry you off to a farmer, if you are not serious in your studies.”
This warning scared me. I knew if Dad was alive, he wouldn’t have threatened me. Mom I knew would take my brother’s side. I studied to impress him, I truly lacked the competitive spirit.
It was in the university I realized I must do better in my courses. I was nineteen when I understood it was my last chance to be successful.
It took twelve years to know, time was running out, I could not jeopardize my education. It was important for me to have a goal in life. This realization forced me to get serious.
I was lucky I knew the difference between success and failure!