There’s NOT a man, rolling HIS eyes, I’m sure, because we can ALL self-manage, better than Y-O-U!!! Translated…
Hsieh, who came from Xikou, Chiayi, was the only one who’d graduated from a university, out of his five brothers, and he’d gone to a teacher’s university that’s a public school too. And because of his honest and easy-going personality, and how well he’d learned, after he’d graduated out of the phys ed department, the dean put him up to a well-known all girls’ high school to work, and so, he’d started his teaching career.
Hsieh is dutiful, after he’d served his army terms, the principal of the school asked him to work as the physical education department head. His good performances at work, had gotten him the commends of his other coworkers, and, in the introduction of his coworkers, he’d met Ms. Lin, who works in a hospital, after six months of dating, they were wed. The two of them would often drink teas and converse about the goings-on of their days after work, and make future plans. Hsieh smiled and said, “My wife is very intelligent, she would be excellent in working outside, and so, I took over the house, along with raising my kids, so she didn’t have to worry, and kept going in her career.”
Lin who’d graduated from a medicine major in college, in Hsieh’s support, took five more years, part-timed, and earned her own bachelor’s and then, a master’s, then, she’d switched tracks went back to her alma mater, as a lecturer. Other than working hard teaching, she’d also took on multiple research projects. And Hsieh, never had a word of complaints, worked as her cheerleader, took care of their house, and shouldered the responsibilities of the education of their two sons.
In her husband’s selfless giving, Mrs. Hsieh had excellent performances in school, and gotten noted by the schools, and the school encouraged her to keep going in her studies. Three years later, she’d gotten into the doctor’s program in Taiwan Teacher’s University in Taipei, and would come to Taipei every week for her classes twice, the hardships are beyond imagination. Other than the mandatory courses, she’d needed to go to the hospitals, the other research facilities, to collect her data. Other than her persistence and her abilities, the endless giving of Hsieh to his wife, maybe, that, was what had helped her through it all.
After five years’ worth of studious days, at age forty-eight, Mrs. Hsieh finally earned her doctorate, and their two sons, in Hsieh’s working hard to raise them, had also gotten their graduate degrees too, now, the older son is doing research in NTU, the second son teaches in a high school, and they’re a model family.
In a private gathering, Hsieh said, “I’m now, the least educated of my house.” “But, you’d given up on your studies, so your family can have theirs! I’m sure, that Professor Hsieh would be grateful to you too!” I smiled and replied, thinking, behind a successful woman, there is a supportive husband, and the Hsiehs are the best example of this!
And so, the man didn’t mind, taking over the duties of the wife, he took care of the house, while his wife worked hard, to become achieved in her career, and, he’d managed to raise his sons up well too, and, that, is the face of a good father, a good husband, a generally good man!