Academic excellence is and has always been the monument for one's success for people in several countries and cultures around the world. Because of
belief, parents are forcing their
to study for long hours and spend hours reading rather than doing other
. While studying can have benefits on
's lives, having time to enjoy other
essential to their development as well and I will elaborate on
topic in the following paragraphs.
with, Reading, despite being associated with one's level of intellectual capacity, is merely an activity people do in their free time.
can have many interests and find themselves enjoying other
, Other skills like cooking, playing sports, and musical instrumentals can have enormous benefits on
's development as well. Not only it can be a legitimate career path, but it
can help develop mental capability, building up the ability to concentrate on tasks and create a sense of achievement which can benefit
later on in their lives and careers.
to spend their free hours on something they find uninteresting might make them feel it is a burden rather than a hobby and
as a result
, find reading even more uneventful and even make them get bored at school.
, the stress
received from being forced to read and study can result in them developing mental conditions which are not supposed to happen with
age. The most notorious example is the competitive educational environment in Asian countries like Japan or South Korea which forced a lot of youngsters to spend their free time reading and
led them to develop severe mental conditions.
In conclusion, studying and reading despite being useful
should be something
choose to do rather than being forced as there are other several
that can help
develop both mental and physical capabilities as well as foster