【Blog聚】小朋友

現在的年青人,很喜歡用「小朋友」來形容人思想幼稚,行為膚淺。

小朋友有甚麼不好?最喜歡他們的暢所欲言,毫無城府,絕不講一套做一套。開心就笑,傷心就哭,了無牽掛,不杞人憂天,也不患得患失,夙夜憂歎。我喜歡和小朋友打交道,因為他們的思想,直接了當,不用猜,但是創意十足,有時更天馬行空到一個匪夷所思的地步。駭笑之餘,才明白這就是我們都已失去了的童真。

曾經在有一年的暑假當義工,帶著一大班小朋友,絕對是人生中一大難得經驗。去參觀圖書館,像煞帶著一大堆呱呱叫的鴨子,怎樣使他們靜下來,絕對考功夫,一時又要溫言相勸,一時又要惡言恫嚇,但當然都不管用,結果有獎問答時間和他們爭答問題,哈哈大笑玩成一團;教他們做暑期作業,甚麼問題都問,更是激得嘔血,「哥哥哥哥呢個點解!」

「再亂問,一次只可以問三個問題!」一眾立即嚇得鼓起腮收聲。

小朋友就是應該開開心心,因為沒我們這些所謂成熟的大人,那麼多的操心,為名為利互相傾軋。大家鬥把自己的本意收到最底,機關算盡,有甚麼好?結果連是真話或者謊言也分不清。小朋友再頑皮,也做不了傷天害理的壞事,有時更傻得可愛。現在的家長,為名校,強行要孩童讀十多個興趣班,扭曲童真,比起舊時揹上沉重的書包,現在即使傭人可作代勞,仍覺慘不忍睹。

我看現在「係咪小兒科」節目裡出現的小朋友,個個能言善辯,牙尖嘴利之餘語氣老成得像個小大人的模樣,我就想,香港的教育,是不是已出了很大的問題?

其他小朋友在:

Lomichee
周遊
Readandeat
微豆
木棉_簡單快樂
Athrunz
Mad dog
醫書直說
Zero

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立春已過。下一期【兩周一聚】(1/3)題目,已經擬好,只有一個字:

希望題目字數愈少,給大家的空間可以更大。期望你們的作品!

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【Blog聚】小朋友 有 “ 9 則迴響 ”

  1. Interesting comment, “我看現在「係咪小兒科」節目裡出現的小朋友,個個能言善辯,牙尖嘴利之餘語氣老成得像個小大人的模樣,我就想,香港的教育,是不是已出了很大的問題?”

    I want to make two comments,

    1) “「係咪小兒科」節目裡出現的小朋友” have been pre-selected by the show’s producers so I won’t considered them as a representative sample of “小朋友” in general. After all, this is a TV show and there are ads to be sold and money to be made of these kids.

    2) Having said #1, I do agree kids (in general HK kids) seem to be quite 老成 or too “street-smart” for their age. Instead of putting the fault right at the school and education system, I think how parents teach their kids have lots to do with how kids are growing up in HK.

    In a blog entry about “小朋友”, let me end my comment with this quote that I love.

    “To me young has no meaning, it is something you can do nothing about. Nothing at all. But youth is a quality, and if you have it you never lose it.” — a comment made by Frank Lloyd Wright in an interview with Mike Wallace

  2. Hello!好長的一篇Comments!真的謝謝你那麼用心,首先:

    1) 我一向知道《係咪小兒科》裡的小朋友都經過精挑細選,而且有造馬的成份。試想想哪有可能每一次所謂智囊團回答的問題每一個一式一樣毫無偏差絕對正確之餘,連句子的變化也沒有?當然,我有這樣的小朋友老成化的想法並非一朝一夕,現在援引如此一例,實乃借題發揮!

    2) 我實在看不過眼現在的小朋友再過著一個甚麼樣的生活,且不要說我們那時候受學能測驗要做一大本一大本的補充練習已經很無謂兼辛苦,現在測驗取消了,入學要求卻變本加厲……我們這一代,換句話說,可能已經算幸福了,畢竟去面試不需要懂得兩文三語,還有十八般武藝在於一身!

    你結尾引用了一句很有意思的說話,正正呼應了我想說的。

  3. 精挑細選 is for sure. Now because I am not the show’s producers I can’t say if there are 造馬的成份. To me, 造馬 takes time (thus money) and the kids may not remember what you told them anyway so if I were the show’s producers, I would just let them be.

    “現在援引如此一例,實乃借題發揮” ha ha. If you have kids or relatives have kids, may be you can help change those kids in Hong Kong starting with those around you. Now, if everyone think it is unchangeable, then, well, you get the current HK kids.

    “畢竟去面試不需要懂得兩文三語,還有十八般武藝在於一身”. In principle, I don’t have problems seeing kids 十八般武藝在於一身, it is just an indication of them being well-rounded. The problem lies in the excesses and extremes that schools are focusing on selecting the “best of the best” as if a kid’s full potential can be evaluated from silly tests the schools conceived.

    What is lacking in HK schools may be the true joy of learning and the chances in letting little kids fail in a safe environment.

    P.S. Ha ha, “好長的一篇Comments”. I am usually very 長氣.

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