TV no cure for teen boredom

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 15 December, 1998, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 15 December, 1998, 12:00am

People in Hong Kong do not often enjoy their lives. They just want to earn more and more money.

These days, because of the economic slump, people do not want to spend money on entertainment.

Do you enjoy your life then? Remember how when you were a baby, you liked to play with toys.

When you were a four-year- old, you were energetic and liked to run around.

When you were in primary school, you were interested in many things.

Then, as you grew up, you liked to listen to pop music, or go out with your friends.

However, nowadays people think watching TV, playing computer games, going on the Internet or shopping is enjoying their life.

But are these the only ways to enjoy life? No. Better options include going to concerts, operas and plays. You can also visit the outlying islands for a walk, go fishing or on a picnic.

There are also many museum exhibitions you can visit.

Unfortunately, some teenagers do not enjoy their lives.

They think their lives are boring. This is because their parents do not look after them properly or want them to study hard and get a good job in the future.

While we all know the saying 'time flies', it is true that time passes quickly with no return. As you grow older, you will regret that you did not enjoy your life when you were young.

Therefore, we should try and make our lives full of happiness now.

Rita is a student of Maryknoll Convent School