PUBLISHED : Thursday, 03 September, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Thursday, 03 September, 2009, 12:00am

Stop wearing sweaters year-round

Students like to wear sweaters when they go to school. They often wear them in the summer, as if they were fashion apparel for all seasons.

Some students wear the same sweater all year even though it is too hot for the summer and not warm enough in the winter. To stay warm, they close all the windows to prevent the cold wind getting into the classroom.

But this results in stale, stuffy air. I think students should take off their sweaters.

Candy Fung Ka-yin, Tsuen Wan Public Ho Chuen Yiu Memorial College

Courses should be provided for elderly If I could provide a course for the elderly, I would suggest a computer course.

Nowadays, computers are a vital part of our everyday lives. Because the elderly didn't have computers when they were young, many of them do not know anything about the machines.

With computer knowledge, old people can use the internet to gather information about, for example, overseas countries.

If I could, I would be a volunteer teacher and share my knowledge with the elderly. Young people can teach them things they don't know and make them happy.

Teaching the elderly requires patience because most of them have not studied for a long time and their memory might not be so good. But I am confident I would be patient.

We should also provide activities for the elderly to take part in. For example, we could hold parties and play games with them.

Taking care of the elderly is important. We should not let them feel lonely.

Kathy Chan, King Ling College

Be careful about falling in love

Falling in love can be one of the most complicated things in the world, and it cost you tears. Some teenagers are curious and want to fall in love. If this is you, I would like to warn you against it. Emotions are a powerful thing and can cause you a lot of pain.

Many of my friends are happy when they are dating, but once they break up they become depressed. You can always end up getting hurt.

I think we can cherish love and have wonderful memories. But we need to be careful about it.

Will Chan, St Joan of Arc Secondary School

Give reformed students a chance

The teachers and students of Zheng Sheng College tried to persuade Mui Wo residents to allow them to move their campus there.

The proposal has sparked debate, and it is clear there is still prejudice towards the ex-drug users, despite their willingness to reform.

The reaction of the Mui Wo residents has been disappointing and makes me wonder about the future of former addicts.

If they apply for jobs, will they be turned away? Will their mistakes follow them for the rest of their lives?

I hope former addicts can think positively and keep working hard so they will win others' approval and succeed one day.

Lee Man-ki, Kit Sam Lam Bing Yim Secondary School

Learn to forgive

A study by City University of Hong Kong has found many Hongkongers get angry easily and have difficulty forgiving others.

They don't seem to realise this is childish. I find it hard to believe people feel this way.

It is pointless to hate someone. It is a waste of time and energy and it makes you feel negative.

Hating people is also tiring. If everyone could forgive, the world would become a more beautiful place and we would all be happier. Give it a try. Turn your negative energy into positive thinking.

Joyce Lin