Should parents choose the career for their children? Vice Ganda has a remarkable answer

Image capture from Pixabay and Vice Ganda Instagram post
  • Who should choose the course to be taken by the child in college? Parents or the student?
  • Vice Ganda said the student is the one who needs to decide on his course
  • About 80% netizens said children should be given more freedom in choosing their vocation, according to an online poll

Parents dream of giving the best future to their children and it is not uncommon that there would be a conflict between the parents’ and the child’s dream.

Vice Ganda, Philippine’s Unkabogable star, shared his opinion on who has the right to pick the course that the child will take in college.

“Naniniwala ako na ang dapat magdesisyon sa kursong kukunin sa kolehiyo ay ang mag-aaral at hindi ang nagpapaaral. Maaari lamang siyang gabayan pero hindi saklawan,” he posted on Twitter. [I believe the student is the one who needs to decide for his course in college. He can be guided, not sphered.]

The post of Vice went viral; getting more than 29,000 likes and over 5,600 retweets as of posting. Here are responses from netizens:

“Kaya po di natin masisisi kung hindi nagpe-perform ng maganda ang isang estudyante. Hindi ‘yun dahil sa mahina ang utak nila. Minsan dahil sa di naman kasi nila gusto ang ginagawa nila.”

[That is why we can’t blame the student if he does not perform well. It’s not because he’s a slow learner. Sometimes, it’s because they do not like what they do.]

“This. Nawawala ng motivation magcontinue tuloy eh, kasi iniisip pa ‘yun gusto ng magulang when it comes sa course na kukunin. Mas maganda suportahan na lang diba? Basta for his/her growth.”

[Students lose motivation to continue; thinking it’s what the parents want when it comes to course taken. It is better for the parent to support the child if it’s for his growth, right?]

“Yes, 101% agree meme. Pero paano kung hindi pa alam ng mag-aaral kung ano talagang gusto niyang course tulad ko.”

[I agree. but what if the student does not know what course to take yet, like me.]

In a poll conducted by MeriNews asking online people on who should decide on the career of the child, 80% said the child needs to be given more freedom in choosing their vocation while 20% disagreed.