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A Wasteful Socialization

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“This article was initiated while sitting in the library.”

As a LLB student, translator, media liaison officer, freelance columnist for Search Newspaper (Cambodia) and expert author, librarying [the term I just coined, meaning doing research, thoroughly reading in the library] is my must and daily routine. From this librarying, time-wasting and unbeneficial-fatigued socialization committed by the university students have urged me to write this article: A Wasteful Socialization.

It is true that socialization is probably the most effective mechanism to pass on knowledge from one person to another, but the tenet “wasteful socialization” does not apply to this academic category. A huge number of university students in Cambodia [I do not clearly know about other countries, that is why this article applies only to Cambodian university students' context] are extensively steering their socialization out of the academic path.

Sitting in the library, I am happy seeing groups of students sitting with books in front of them, but thing does not go on its logical path; most of them are always socializing about non-academic subject. Not only in the case of inside of the library, I always hear different groups of students outside the library, plainly talk about daily entertainment or other nonsense issues.

I do not oppose entertainment socialization or other socialization related to family or individual problems, but this message is to revoke all the students to be more objective. Students are obliged to truly distinguish between academic life and entertainment; only socialize about academic issues in the academic time and, of course, entertainment socialization is absolutely allowed during the entertainment time. By being focus to one real objective; academic life and entertainment, I believe that students will save time, be economic to their strength and get the most from each socialization; academic life and entertainment.

Lay Vicheka’s quotes on education: “Genuine students means those who are not steered to the wrong path by other huge number of students.”

“Everything has its principle or principles; student must apply student principle, teach must apply teacher principle, philosopher must apply philosopher principle. Unless principle is applied to each category of people, do not expect any miracle.”

“Learning is never easy, so the true learner means doing what other think difficult or achieving the unachievable.”

Lay Vicheka is a translator for the most celebrated translation agency in the Kingdom of Cambodia, Pyramid Translation Co.Ltd.. He is now hoding other two professions: freelance writer for Search Newspaper; focusing on social issues and students’ issues and Media Liaison Officer for Asia’s first free on-line IELTS consultation website. Lay Vicheka is the expert author for ezine and prolific article contributor to other websites around the world such as articlecity, 365articles, spiderden, talesofasia, etc (Just google him). He is also a volunteer Cambodian-newspapers columnist (Rasmey Kampuchea and Kampuchea Thmey). Lay Vicheka has great experience in law and politics, as he used to be legal and English-language assistant to a Cambodian member of parliament, migration experience (home-based business) and in writing. He is also member of a New York-based research company. Posting address: 221H Street 93, Tuol Sangke quarter, Russey Keo district, Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Tel: 855 11 268 445, [email protected]

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  • Posted On December 31, 2006
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