10 October, 2012
A Personal Response – “A Rupee Earned”
When I read “A Rupee Earned” written by I.F. Bulatkin, It really reflected back on my life, because when I was young, I didn’t appreciate what was given to me, like most children. Personally, I agree with the author’s point of view because people need to appreciate what has been given to them, because many people don’t appreciate what they have, and they take it for granted. I feel this to be the son’s problem. This is because he has had everything in life given to him in a silver platter. Because of this, the son in the story doesn’t know the value of hard work. His father worries about the son, because he won’t always be there to provide for him, so he wants to teach his son how to earn an honest living before he passes away.
The story is very relatable because I didn’t know the value of hard work. The event that taught me hard work was both similar to the story in “A Rupee Earned”. This event was similar in the sense that it taught me how hard work can get you anywhere. This event was when I thought my family was going to be thrown into the street. Back when I used to live in china, my father used to work at a small software company. Eventually, due to internet piracy and the fact that not many families owned computers in china, the company went bankrupt. Since my father was the person who supported our family, we were afraid that we would lose our home. Both of my parents had to find jobs to support our family, so I was the one who had to watch over my brother, make dinner, and do the chores. Eventually we sold the house and moved to Canada to start over. This event taught me the value of hard work, as my parents always worked hard to give us what we needed, and to give us a good education. They showed me that hard work can get me anywhere.
The father in the story “A Rupee Earned” wanted his son to learn the value of hard work, so he asked him to...