This morning, Mr. Pong shared with us the poem “Words Once Spoken” by Jessie Campbell. Using the poem, Mr. Pong brought out three messages why we shouldn’t use foul languages so casually. One, it reveals one’s poor personal qualities. Two, it may unintentionally hurt the listeners. And three, once they are spoken, foul languages can’t be taken back. The damage is done and we spread bad influence to others and back onto ourselves. So let’s heed Mr. Pong’s words and remember our school motto, “Gentle in Manner”. It is easy to excuse ourselves thinking that using foul languages casually is common for teens nowadays but as students of SFXC, such reckless use of words is actually very out of character for Xaverians.
Using a funny story about how the devils devising a plan to conquer the world through spreading laziness, Mr. Iu gave us a serious message today warning us the destructiveness of protracted laziness. He provided two tips in overcoming our lazy devils: 1) being aware and taking action against voices that lure us to relax; and 2) breaking up daunting tasks into manageable steps. As we are passing the half term mark, we shouldn’t let Mr. Iu’s message fall on deaf ears. Let’s do what Xaverians do best, be resolute in our studies.
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