Eric is a very successful journalist who works at SMG. As a journalist who has travelled to everywhere in the world and saw every kinds of things, he has more experience than normal people like us. I like to talk to him cause I always can learn a lot from the conversation.
When I was talking to him about the life in US High now, he said, “High school is a very important time period that a person should develop his or her own senses of world, life and so on. If you have that now, you will definitely succeed in the future.” I always feel like I’m not a child, but after hearing what he said, I realized that I’m just a kid because I can’t even always tell right from wrong. If I’m not a child, then who is a child?
When he was talking about his life. He said, “You know what. At first, I believed that I should work hard for my country. At least, that’s what schools told my generation to do. Then, I got my job, so I figured out that it’s not quite true. I was working hard for my company. Next, I realized that I was only working for a person that I thought I could rely on. But one day, I found out that, I couldn’t just always rely on one person. Later on, I realized that, I was just working hard for those things that I like to do. But until now, I suddenly changed my belief I had in the first place. Now I believe that I’m actually working hard for those people that I can work with. ” After hearing all these, I was kind of lost.
He continued. “Having someone that you can work with is way more important than everything else in the world. If you have three or four friends that you can talk about business, relationship and personal stuff with, your life is completed. Even better if you guys can work together, you can become successful easily.”
After hearing this, I thought of a very good example: the parents committee. Nine years ago, there were only no more than ten people in that committee; of course there were my mom and Eric. During the nine years, they did fundraising, they planned out events for students and teachers, and they helped us to keep all the best memories of our lives… There’s more, our parents committee becomes popular in Shanghai, they even went on the newspapers several times, and now there are more than a hundred parents want to join them. They couldn’t have done all these without each other. Throughout the past nine years, those parents on the original committee are still together, that’s quite amazing. Although next year they may not be able to work together anymore and there will be fewer chances for them to meet each other, these are still the best memories in their lives. I guess I believe in what he believes now.
I believe we are always working hard for those people that we can work with. Trust me. Be sure to cherish this.