"My parents are model parents," Xie Jiaxin said that although his father was in the construction site environment, he was quite self-control, neither smoking, drinking, nor gambling. Xie Jiaxin's mother, the eldest in the family, shared the burden of supporting the family with her grandmother at a young age. "My mother went straight to work after graduating from elementary school, and she still relied on night school to complete her junior high school education," said Xie Jiaxin, whose parents came from hardships. Facing a pair of children, she had no regrets and did her best to give everything. "From childhood to adulthood, I have never felt the lack of family affection." In Xie Jiaxin's memory, parents did not give preference to sons and daughters in the previous generation. In addition to overflowing love, they gave their children all kinds of talents within the affordable range. In total, without saying a word, throw money to let children try in many ways.
Exchanging labor for money, and then using popular database money to fill their children's education and cultural capital, what Xie Jiaxin's parents hoped is nothing more than to change the class through education, so that the next generation will no longer bear the hardships of physical labor. In their imagination, a stable, white-collar job in traditional values is a good job. "Like many parents, they think teachers, lawyers, civil servants are the best way out." However, when Xie Jiaxin first entered the workplace, he was determined to find a "job that conforms to his moral values and values". These prerequisites far outweighed external conditions such as salary. Now, she has been with the nonprofit for six or seven years. "It's very comfortable to work here, and I do things that fit my values." But again, if you ask yourself, what is the definition of a good job? What kind of job should I pursue? "I am uncertain," Xie Jiaxin said jokingly, she has been defeated by reality, but when it comes to choosing a job, she remains firm in her eyes, "probably still hope to find between bread and spiritual health. Balance it, but I also ask myself from time to time, should I get out of my comfort zone?" "Serfs and castes are all class classification systems, and the most common in Taiwan is occupational classification."
Xie Jiaxin followed her parents' education to "study hard", trying to make herself a place in the society where education is the most important thing, but also In this way, the traditional value and social class classification of "only reading is high" made Xie Jiaxin indoctrinated by his father since he was a child, and he must learn from the technical skills of supporting the family. But after "studying hard", can you really improve your class and find a more smooth life path for yourself? "Education may indeed be the way with the highest CP value and the ability to flip the class," Xie Jiaxin never denied this, but in the process of her research and sorting out her father's life, she began to gain new insights into it. "Is occupation as the criterion for social class judgment and prestige too outdated and needs to be replaced? Is there necessarily a distinction between the pursuit of academic qualifications or technology?" The answer, but at least in the process of researching and writing a book, she can finally get close to the daily work that her father has been deliberately avoiding, and both she and her father have found a more calm and comfortable way to face each other and herself . "It's funny, Dad always wanted me to distance myself from his work, but I was more connected to his career because of my research."use of my research."