When I was a child my older sister always bossed me around. She’d say, I would never be educated, I was lazy, I didn’t study hard enough. Of course compared to her I was one miserable child who skipped school when she wanted to and things like that,whereas my sister would study till 3 am every morning. I wasn’t made with enough determination to work hard.
When I make the comparison, I must let my readers know that when I was in standard three, she was in college. I haven’t heard of any seven year old in God’s green earth studying till 3 in the morning.
As we were growing older her criticism was getting more than I could handle. Then came the time when I was required to choose a subject to do my masters degree. I wanted to study Economics, I wasn’t hard working enough, I’d fail , it was enough for me to think about it.
“Oh, but she said, study English.”
“I said, No I won’t ” and chose History instead. I was stubborn, I didn’t appreciate her interference. When I look back I think I should have studied Philosophy. It would have been a subject,I’d truly enjoy.