• Tajimi, Gifu


These days it is becoming increasingly difficult to secure jobs because of the economy. I hear people fighting about getting jobs. I want to get a job for the future, but now I have no clear dream. I wanted to get a job using English, so I entered university and studied English. If I also like children, does that mean I’m suited to be an English teacher?

I can’t decide. I feel uneasy when I imagine my future. Can I become a good teacher? Is this really the best job?

I cannot stop feeling anxiety. I have no clear dream and cannot find a dream. I cannot find my aim and don’t know what I should do in university, or why I am studying now.

Some of my friends say the same thing. I think there are many students uneasy about the future. I will be 20 years old, but I cannot imagine becoming an adult. What is an “adult”?

What should I do now? Now my big aim is finding a clear dream and what I should do in university.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

arisa okumura

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