I certainly had no idea that my life would turn outas it did. I look at others and often wonder how they arrived at what they do in life — the whys of who they are. How did this man become a ditch digger while that one is a baker, a salesman or a brain surgeon?
Opportunity must play a role, as well as privilege and education, but is that the whole answer?
We ask our children “What do you want to be when you grow up?” but I wonder how many people planned on doing what they’re doing? How many had it planned for them?
Parental influence explains the professions of many. Parents want their children to have their own values and interests, and sometimes they’ll pass on the family business or family traditions. Generations of cops and firefighters have kids who grow up to be cops and firefighters. Children of entertainers frequently become entertainers themselves. So, some children do follow in the footsteps of their parents, doing what they see their moms and dads do.
But children can flounder for many reasons. Poor kids might lack educational opportunities or parental guidance. But even privileged children can suffer in the educational system. If their parents single-mindedly push them to achieve straight A’s and get high qualifications, they might miss out on the real purpose of education. Shouldn’t children be encouraged to explore how they fit in society as they grow to maturity? (Beverly A. Jackson)
某男子学生の作品 Pitcher Yuki Saito, thank you for your hard work.Did you look back at your 11-year career? I think there are many memories that only you know.I will continue to support you,Thank you for your hard work.
I’m not an avid baseball fan, but my friend was your enthusiastic fan. I regret not being able to watch the last game yesterday. Thank you for your hard work for 11 years.
Former high-school baseball star pitcher Yuki Saito will retire at the end of the season after 11 years in Nippon Professional Baseball, the Nippon Ham Fighters said Friday.
The 33-year-old was nicknamed the “Handkerchief Prince” after he used a blue handkerchief to wipe sweat away while steering his team to the high school national championship in the summer of 2006.
Injuries plagued Saito’s pro career, however, and he has not thrown in an NPB game since last season due to a right elbow issue. The right-hander pitched in 88 games in total, going 15-26 with a 4.34 ERA with the Fighters.
“I could not leave the kind of record I hoped for, but I’m really thankful for the fans who cheered me on until the very end. I’m happy to have played with my teammates,” Saito said through Nippon Ham.
Saito outpitched former New York Yankee Masahiro Tanaka in the 2006 summer final as Waseda Jitsugyo beat Komadai Tomakomai in a replay, with his use of the handkerchief becoming a social phenomenon at the time.
“Having pitching duels in front of many fans at the final at Koshien (Stadium), and also in pro baseball, are really nice memories,” Tanaka, who was back at his first club the Rakuten Eagles from this year, said.
Saito had a strong record while at Waseda University before he was drafted in the first round by the Fighters in 2010 after the Pacific League club won a four-team lottery.
The right-hander won six games in his debut season in 2011 and five in 2012 when he pitched on Opening Day. But limited appearances due to injury meant the two wins he picked up in the 2014 season was the best he could do thereafter. His last win came in 2017.
STOCKHOLM, Oct 5 (Reuters) – Japanese-born American Syukuro Manabe, German Klaus Hasselmann and Italian Giorgio Parisi won the 2021 Nobel Prize in Physics on Tuesday for work that helps understand complex physical systems such as Earth’s changing climate.
In a decision hailed by the U.N. weather agency as a sign of a consensus forming around man-made global warming, one half of the 10-million Swedish crown ($1.15 million) prize goes in equal parts to Manabe, 90, and Hasselmann, 89, for modelling earth’s climate and reliably predicting global warming.
The other half goes to Parisi for discovering in the early 1980s “hidden rules” behind seemingly random movements and swirls in gases or liquids that can also be applied to aspects of neuroscience, machine learning and starling flight formations.
“Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann laid the foundation of our knowledge of the Earth’s climate and how humanity influences it,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said in a statement. “Giorgio Parisi is rewarded for his revolutionary contributions to the theory of disordered materials and random processes.”