I have decided to write about some of the cultural differences that we have noticed between Australia and India.
One of the major difference is the focus on education between the two countries.
A lot of Indian families are very focused on their childs education. From a young age children are expected to study hard and get the best results.
The major focus of this hard work is being able to get into a good university.
Getting a good education is the key to a good life and job prospects.
Australians are much more relaxed towards education. There is no pressure for the child to earn top marks or to enter university after school.
It seems whatever happens, the child can always go to TAFE when they finish school and not have the expense of going to uni.
I am not saying either country is better as both ways have their problems. Either too little or too much pressure can make all the difference.
So where do I stand?
A child should be taught to do the best they can, not what society expects of them.
At the end of the day, we all can aspire to be anything we want to be.
Children should be able to choose their own path in life.
If they make mistakes, then it is their mistake and theirs alone.