EP_6 TUX Office Hour-Dillon與大叔談他的美國高中生活

2021-04-14·32 分鐘

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Dillon與大叔談他的美國高中生活如果你覺得亞洲的學子辛苦,那讓我們來看看在美國加州 Cupertino市 Monta Vista高中
(https://mvhs.fuhsd.org/)的十年級生Dillon 最近都在忙什麼。他規劃高中時期總共要唸(考)9個和大學同等學歷的AP(Advanced
Placement)學科,而現在有參加籃球與排球校隊。他從小拉小提琴,現在有參與學校樂團之外,校外還有一個室內樂團,會固定在當地舉辦慈善演出。並且還有參加兩個學校的俱樂部:一個是為中小企業當分析顧問,另一個則是全國性的商業分析比賽。他甚至還有一個自己的podcast!

大叔們光聽就覺得累了,非常好奇Dillon平常到底有沒有在睡覺。

看到如此優秀的Dillon,大叔們建議他要逆向思考,不要太在意多數大人們倚老賣老、指指點點地提當年勇。每個年代的進步與競爭樣態常常是上一代無法了解的,經驗與建議的確都值得參考,可是最後每個人仍然是在自己的年代裡成長,自己的路如何走出(幸好是)自己要承擔。

努力如Dillon,大叔們也建議他要找到自己的定位。雖然愛因斯坦自己都承認一輩子努力還是不足瞭解量子力學,但他的定位是沒有人質疑的。和他人競爭可以,但是要知道為何而爭,除了不要迷失自己之外,還要適時學會放過自己。最忌諱的例子是像三國的周瑜,爭不過後被氣死,而後還被看扁(超嘔的啊)。

除此之外,大叔們也謝謝Dillon提醒,每天在同溫層努力之外,也不要忘了固定把頭探出去看看,關懷世界現在長什麼樣子,才有機會發現一些出乎意料的驚喜。為身邊、周遭做能力內的貢獻,其實也是成長的重要一環。

Dillon is a sophomore in Cupertino’s Monta Vista High School
(https://mvhs.fuhsd.org/) in California, US. He expects to take up to nine (9)
AP classes during high school career. (AP stands for Advanced Placement and,
upon passing the AP exam, this class can be accepted for college level credit.)
As a violinist, he is a member of the school orchestra, participates in an
outside chamber music ensemble, and conducts regular benefit concerts in the
area. Varsity and junior varsity levels for basketball and volleyball are his
current athletic commitment. He is also members of two school clubs where one
consults with local businesses and the other competes on business case analyses.
Finally, he produces a podcast (https://cutt.ly/PcodJFD).Dillon is an amazing
young man.It is said that the average IQ has been going up continuously (aka
Flynn effect: https://cutt.ly/6cogspM). This, however, does not make life easier
for each new generation. Take Dillon, he is competing within his own cohort and
not slackers like the TUX uncles. While this is a burden, it does free every
generation from the tyranny of stale wisdom and experiences of the past
cohorts.For somebody at Dillon’s caliber, it is important to remember that we
are all unique in our own ways; namely, we all have our own weaknesses. The
great mind of Einstein never got quantum mechanics. Conversely, a person who is
versatile in quantitative analyses can enjoy poetry and arts without conflict.
Keeping oneself competitive is important, more important still is the ability to
know one’s own limitations and preferences.Finally, we should all be more like
Dillon where he reaches out to the wider community. It is all too easy to stay
and re-enforce our own bubbles. Understanding the world around us and extending
a helping hand is what makes us better individuals and society a better
place.#TUXOfficeHours#TUX#TimewithUncleXiexie#謝伯伯時間

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