Touch Your Dream
I believe that knowledge can change one's life. One way to have more knowledge is studying in universities or colleges. Studying in universities or colleges is common now, but it was only a dream in China from 1967 to 1977. Chairman Mao announced a formal policy that all students should work on countryside after they graduated from high school, and he even canceled the college entrance examination during those ten years. The reason for this policy was that he encouraged labor and believed that people who had high education or did business would betray the country. People were not able to reject him and had to follow his policy. The college entrance examination finally restarted in September 1977. The resumption of the college entrance examination had a big effect on Chinese society. Many people could touch their dreams after that, including my father, my aunt, and me.
The resumption of the college entrance examination changed my father’s life. Although my father dreamed to go out of his hometown and discover a bigger world by studying, he had to find a job in his hometown, a small village in Guangdong, before the resumption of the college entrance examination. Luckily, the college entrance examination restarted before he graduated from high school. He passed the examination and entered a university as he had hoped. He went to Jiangmen where the university was located and found a nice job there after graduation. Most importantly, he met my mother while he was working in Jiangmen. He fell in love and got married with my mother in that city. If the resumption of college entrance examination had never happened, he would not have been able to study in Jiangmen or meet my mother, and everything would be different. Thanks to the resumption of the college entrance examination, he touched his dream.
My aunt also achieved her dream because of the resumption of the exams. My grandfather continuously hoped that one of his daughters could become a university student, so my aunt had tried her best to study since she was a child. She enrolled in a medical college after the college entrance examination because of her good performance. My grandfather’s dream was completed by her. Moreover, she dreamed to be a doctor so that she could help more patients to recover. After a long time of studying hard, she graduated from the medical college and became a doctor. As a doctor, she was professional and respectable. She usually needed to work on holidays instead of staying with family, but she was content. I think this is the power of dreams.
The resumption has had an influence on me as well. Thanks to the resumption of the college entrance examination, entering a university has become normal in China. It brought many advantages to me as a student. I have had more opportunities to explore the world and a fair chance to enter a university. I dreamed that I could be an accountant in the future and I learned more professional knowledge in the university. Those advantages were useful for my dream and my life. Moreover, I became more independent in the university. As an only child in my family, I never left my parents before I went to the university. Living in a dormitory, I became more independent and understood how to get along with other roommates. It is propitious to my dream and my entire life.
My family has been able to touch our dream because of the resumption of the college entrance examination, and many Chinese people have touched their dream through the college entrance examination as well. Each of them may have a pleasing job, a happy family, and a life without regret now. Moreover, it’s a good and easy way for companies or government to find suitable employees, and people who graduated from universities have more courage and knowledge to make their dreams come true. Therefore, the resumption of college entrance examination became an excellent decision in China because it has transported many talents to Chinese society since 1977.