Our principal Yuan-Jung Wu
Find Your Own Gravitation of Learning
Do you know the speed of Earth revolution and rotation?
The speed of Earth revolution is 30 km/s, faster than any aircraft human built; the speed of Earth rotation is 465 m/s, faster than sonic speed. But why don’t we feel uncomfortable finding ourselves in such high speeds? The reason is due to the universal gravitation. It keeps us away from feeling uncomfortable and holds us onto the ground. By the same token, there can be a lot of inducements or external conditions around us while we are studying and learning. As long as we find our “gravitation of learning”, which means the purpose of why we learn, we can finally embody the value of learning.
Here in Ta Ming Senior High, there are students from Zhushan Township, Nantou County, who have to move in the school dormitory to study in school; and students from Dadu Dist., Taichung City, who have to take a 80-minutes bus ride to school. They are on stricter external conditions than other students in school. By talking to them, I can tell their “gravitation of learning” is so firm that they are able to overcome the strict conditions, and stick to their own ideas and motivations.
To find our own “gravitation”, just ask ourselves one question: Are we fully confident of the goal we are pursuing? Are we willing to go further by believing in ourselves? Once I saw Teacher Li Guan-Ching, who’s teaching in Food and Beverage Department, was teaching students common Korean during late studying. I was very surprised and found out that besides her specialization in food and beverage, she enjoys learning foreign languages a lot, especially Korean. Not only did she spend a lot of time and money on self-learning Korean and passed TOPIK, but also teach students Korean voluntarily. This is a great example of finding one’s own gravitation and we go further to reach a higher level, and it is worthwhile to learn from.
To sum up, if you are still fooling around and wondering the reason why you are studying, just find your own gravitation. Read more books, live more experiences, listen more advice from teachers and parents, then the path to your gravitation will arise; keep an open mind and it will lead you to a better future.