Proverb – Học Không Chơi Đánh Rơi Tuổi Trẻ

Literal Translation: Studying without play wastes away young age.
English Equivalent: All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

If there was one thing I learned from my dad, it was to appreciate good music. I grew up listening to 1970s and ‘80s hits – songs that he jammed to when he was in his 20s. Listening to songs like CC. Catch’s “Cause You Are Young,” Alphaville’s “Forever Young” and Kenny Loggins ’“Footloose,” it was easy to tell that regardless of the year a song was written, the wild and carefree spirit of youth remains the same. As our November proverb indicates, this spirit transcends cultures as well. This month’s proverb stresses the importance of enjoying life during your younger years, specifically when you are a student. You need to study and play in order to find balance in your life. But “tuổi trẻ” doesn’t just refer to your age. It also represents the years society deems are the most beautiful days of our lives. In your budding adolescent years, among health, time and money, the only thing you lack is money. You have your health and all the time in the world to spend doing whatever you love, though this truth may elude you. Many studies support the belief that the high school years are critical in forming a lasting identity. A 2001 study by Bonnie L. Barber, Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Margaret R. Stone found that high school activities predicted later substance abuse and educational and occupation outcomes. Sports participation in particular predicted positive educational and occupational outcomes and lower levels of social isolation. It is no coincidence that there are events such as high school reunions or nostalgic films recalling your teenage years. These years may be the most important time of our lives.

There is something undeniably captivating about youth, with all its rashness and irresponsibility. Genres like “coming of age” and topics such as “fountain of (eternal) youth” are covered incessantly in literature and pop culture. At the fledging age of 14, your later days are being decided for you. If you’re lucky, your only concern is to do well in school. Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw once said that “youth is wasted on the young” and many older generations seem to agree. Spend your years well and prove them wrong.

This content is also available in: Tiếng Việt

#seesomething, saysomething

Culture Magazin magazine always wants to listen and receive contributions from readers.
In case you submit articles about your ideas, interesting social events or hot news that you would like to share with us, email us at or inbox us at the FB page –
Try our test reporter once. Quality articles will be selected and posted on Culturemagazin’s website and official social networking sites!
#seesomething, saysomething


Bài Liên Quan

Bank of Canada follows U.S. with Interest Rate cut amid Coronavirus concerns

The Bank of Canada announced today it is cutting its key interest rate by half a percentage point to 1.25% down from 1.75%...

The Government of Canada and Ontario Announces $590 Million Investment to Support the Ford Oakville Plant to Produce Electric Cars

On Thursday, October 8, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Ontario Premier Dough Ford attended a press conference to announce details of their...

The Mysterious Story Behind Da Co Hoai Lang

“Oh my husbandWith your sword, you went to answer the king’s callI wait restlessly for news of youStay up all nightI...

Put on a Happy Face

The following piece was written prior to the pandemic. Checking in...

Hanoi Street Foods – 2

Fried cakes, fried bun - No. 6 Nguyen Truong To, Ba Dinh District Fried cakes...

Buying a House in Canada or Buying a House in Vietnam?

If you were born in an Asian country, you probably are familiar with the phrase "buy a house and build a...

One body found, five missing in Canadian military helicopter crash near Greece

Written by: Angelo Cruz On Wednesday, April 29, a Canadian military helicopter serving with a NATO naval task force...

This content is also available in: Tiếng Việt