Nov 10, 2004 05:58 PM #17
Although that sometimes parents are right. but they should let us choose what we want since were going to school anyways.
But the main reason is that our parents don't want us to make there same mistakes they did in school.
But if you really want to know that spanish is the second most spoken that english. That's why my mom want's me to take it but i did and didn't like it.
The childern are our future and were here to guide and show them the way.
so pretty much just take it and if you don't like switch to Japanese.
Key thing to do be nice about it.
and have fun
Nov 10, 2004 06:05 PM #18
Nov 10, 2004 06:15 PM #19
No offense, but this is the most idiotic reason on why you want to learn Japanese.
Originally Posted by Yami D
Nov 10, 2004 06:19 PM #20
*shrugs* well its not idiotic to me.
Originally Posted by Morpherex
Can't touch that!
Nov 10, 2004 08:00 PM #21
If you do want to live in Japan prepare accordingly. The language isn't the only thing different. I know a few people who have worked there and their experience wasn't the best. I have heard of others who like it very much though. You'll need to learn culture, history, and manners as well just to begin with.
Dream or not don't give up on the Spanish either. Once your out of High-School/College your desirability as an employee goes up with each additional language you know no matter where you live.
I know someone who speaks Japanese and at least one other language and he is in so much demand he works for himself freelance and has to turn down jobs.
Nov 11, 2004 07:42 AM #22
"Learn from the wise, for they will lead you in the correct path"
Originally Posted by angelan
Very well said.
Your parents know what they are talkign about, they have been on this earth for much longer than you. I'm sure they have a reason for their so called "punishment" they bestow upon you.
Nov 11, 2004 11:16 PM #23
Yes i agree but it is still a pain in the butt
Nov 12, 2004 03:25 AM #24
Couple things. Maybe not what you'll want to hear, but you'll do well to read anyway.
1) High school Japanese is almost wholly useless for living in Japan. The only way you'll learn common, spoken Japanese is through visiting there. First year university and college Japanese courses cover most of the high school curriculum in a single semester. Even then, there's a discrepancy between what you'll learn in the classroom and what you'll hear there.
2) It's not a terribly good idea to live there. Overzealous Japan Fans learn this pretty quickly. Nice to visit, of course, I know I enjoyed it, but living costs are atrociously expensive and getting decent jobs are very difficult for non-natives, both because of the language barrier and the inherent racism that persists in much of the older population.
Your mother's right - you probably will get more use out of Spanish. In a few years, if you still somehow think it's a good idea, then just take Japanese in college as one of your electives. They don't expect you to have any background whatsoever, so you won't be behind at all.
Try harder to meet your mother half-way and be maturer about this rather than completely disregarding her input.