Sid as a student was not very good in his academics. He was never really interested in studying or in other school work. As a result, he was unable to obtain good marks in his exams. Looking at his academic performance, Sid’s parents were very concerned for his future. They always asked him to study and sometimes even warned him that he would fail his exams if he did not focus on his studies. Listening to all this, even though Sid tried to study, he still received poor marks due to his lack of interest.
Concerned by this situation, his parents decided to talk with his teacher. One day after school, Sid’s parents met with his teacher to discuss his lackluster academic progress. The teacher agreed to the fact that Sid was not interested in studies and that his scores were very poor. Looking at his parents being disappointed the teacher said “No need to worry too much, I have positive news to share with you both”. Hearing this, Sid’s parents got curious and listened to the teacher carefully. The teacher said “I have observed that Sid has a very beautiful voice. Once in our annual celebration he sang a song so melodiously that all the teachers and even the school head appreciated his voice.” The teacher asked, “Does he go to any musical school or someplace to practice?” Sid’s parents replied that they did not know about this quality of their child.
The teacher was surprised to know this. She called Sid into the room and asked him “Dear Sid, why have you not told your parents about your singing?” He replied, “Ma’am singing is not important, it won’t help me in the future but studies will”. Listening to this, Sid’s mother said “No Sid, though studies are important, any skill that you are good at should be honed and it can definitely help you to make a career”. She asked Sid if he was interested in singing. Sid said that he enjoyed singing and had a lot of interest in it. The teacher told him to sing something for his parents. After listening to Sid’s singing, his father replied, “Oh this is great! Let us find you a good music teacher who will help you enhance your musical skills”. Listening to this, Sid was very happy and thanked his parents. His parents thanked the teacher for letting them know about this hidden interest of their child.
So, all you kids out there let your parents know about the things that you are interested in and like to do, as they can also lead you to a bright future.