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小移民成長故事 《系列報導之二十》

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楊是農 ; Yang, Shinong
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Article from: World Journal(世界日報)
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The Stories of Young Immigrants 《Article 20 of a series of reports》
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小移民成長故事《系列報導之二十》 保持清醒頭腦 不爲環境所惑 林人傑 勇於追求人生目標 從小到大都是品學兼優的好學生林人傑,自從十三年前離開台北到美加求學以來,一直保持著他對於人生理想和目標的追求。到國外讀書壓力大,很辛苦,與他差不多年紀出來的小留學生,有的人因爲身邊沒有家長督促管敎,受不起環境的引誘而墮落了,甚至誤入吸毒、犯罪的歧途。但是多年以來,林人傑的頭腦一直是淸醒的。不管環境多麼艱難,他都不會忘記自己的理想,不會忘記爲甚麼要出來讀書。 他一直淸醒的要求自己,要爲自己設定成功的目標,一旦目標確定之後, 就要盡全力去做,絕對不能過一日算一日的虛度時光。 林人傑在十四歲那年離開台灣隻身前往美國,先後在鳳凰城、洛杉磯唸中學,後來升入柏克萊大學。在父母全家移居溫哥華之後,他從柏克萊轉入卑詩大學的生物化學專業。大學畢業之後,又在西門菲沙大學修完企管碩士課程。目前,他在父親林成賢創辦的DynaMotive高科技公司的一個硏究部門工作。 林人傑在求學期間輾轉於不同的生活和學習環境之中,雖然一度有親戚照顧,但是基本上是獨立生活。甚至在他的英文程度祇夠指著紙條問路的時候,也曾經是班上唯一的華裔學生。但是,不管出來讀書各方面壓力有多大,他都是鍥而不捨的孜孜以求,不曾忘記人生的理想。 在台灣接受過小學和中學敎育,而國外完成了中學、大學和硏究所課程,林人傑對於東方和西方敎育的不同有很深的感觸。他剛從台灣到美國時,第一年在英文基本不會的情況下,就輕而易舉的修完了三門數學課,讓敎師覺得不可思議。他從這件事得出的經驗是,東方敎育重於背誦,強調掌握好基本概念,專注知識的系統性。西方敎育講求理解,鼓勵學生的創意。他認爲這兩種模式各有好處。需要互相結合。他說,兒童的腦筋是很靈的,有很強的記憶力和理解力,因此兒童的腦力應該早些開發,趁著年紀小發奮多讀些書絕對沒有壞處。 對於自己,林人傑一向是要求很嚴格的,對自己的評價也是很實際的。他認爲,每一個人都應該盡自己的能力做事,開闊自己的視野。在前進的過程中必然會發現自己對某個方面可能最有興趣,也會做得最好,以後就可以朝這個方向努力。在自己能力範圍以外的事,則不必勉強自己,因爲勉強也沒有用。 多年在外獨立生活的歷練,使得林人傑的眼界開闊,與人相處也很隨和。他說,科學的發展使得世界變得愈來愈小了,凡是有人與人相處的地方就會有衝突,尤其是生活在國外的台灣人,因爲文化背景的複雜,衝突可能更大,因此人與人之間也更要努力的互相理解。不僅從自己的角度看問題,也要學會從別人的立場思考問題,學會接受人家。 林人傑知道,畢業後工作難找,父親的公司給他提供了一頂保護傘,他是很幸運的。他希望用這種有利的資源,去訓練自己獨立硏究和全面管理的能力,把他在學校裡學到科學知識和企業管理的理念結合起來,用到高科技公司的管理上去,創造一個成功的硏究和管理模式。 本報記者:楊是農 【圖片】: 林人傑少小離家去美加求學,追求入生目標不受環境影響。圖爲他在離開台灣之前(左),以及他在目前任職的公司門前(右)所攝。 English translation: The Stories of Young Immigrants 《Article 20 of a series of reports》 Keep A Clear Mind Do Not Be Affected by the Environment Lin Renjie: Be Brave and Pursue Your Life Goals Lin Renjie grew up as a good student who was excellent both in his studies and behaviour. He has always maintained his pursuit of life's ideals and goals since he left Taipei 13 years ago to study in the United States and Canada. Studying abroad is very hard and stressful. Some of the young international students around his age have gone down the wrong path of crime and doing drugs because of the lack of parental supervision and temptation in the environment. But Lin Renjie’s mind stayed clear during these many years. No matter how difficult the environment is, he will never forget his ideals and will never forget why he came out to study. He has been challenging himself to set goals for success. Once the goal is set, he must do his best and not waste away his days. Lin Renjie left Taiwan at the age of fourteen and went to the United States by himself. He attended high schools in Phoenix and Los Angeles and later entered UC Berkeley. He transferred to Biochemistry at the University of British Columbia from Berkeley after his family moved to Vancouver. After graduating from university, he completed the MBA program at Simon Fraser University. He currently works in a research department at DynaMotive Hi-Tech, a company founded by his father, Lin Chengxian. Lin Renjie spent time in different living and learning environments during his studies. Although he was technically cared for by his relatives, he basically lived independently. He was the only Chinese student in his class, and his English level was just enough to point to a note to ask for directions. However, no matter how much pressure he has been under from all aspects of his studies, he has always been persistent and diligent in his pursuits and has never forgotten his life’s ideals. After receiving his primary and some of his secondary education in Taiwan and completing courses in secondary schools, universities, and research institutes abroad, Lin Renjie has deep feelings about the differences between eastern and western education. When he first came to the United States from Taiwan, he easily completed three math courses in the first year when he could barely speak English, which made his teacher feel incredible. From this experience, he realized that eastern education pays more attention to recitation, emphasizing the basic concepts, and focusing on the systematization of knowledge. Western education emphasizes understanding and encourages students' creativity. He believes that both models have their advantages, and that they should be combined with each other. He said that children are very clever and have good memories and understandings. Therefore, children's brain power should be developed earlier. It is absolutely no harm to read more books while you are young. For himself, Lin Renjie has always been very strict, and his self-evaluation is very practical. He believes that everyone should do their best to try new things and broaden their horizons. In the process of advancing, you will inevitably find that you are most likely to be most interested and skillful in one field. Then you can work in this direction in the future. It is not necessary to force yourself to do things beyond your abilities, for it is useless to do so. The experience of living independently for many years has broadened Lin Renjie's horizons and made him easy for people to get along with. He said that the development of science has made the world smaller and smaller. Wherever people get together with each other, there will be disagreements. The controversies might be bigger, especially for Taiwanese living abroad because of their complex cultural background. As a result, people should strive to understand each other. They should not only look at the problem from their own point of view but also learn to think about it from the standpoint of others and learn to accept others. Lin Renjie knows that it is difficult to find a job after graduation. His father’s company provided him with a protective umbrella. He is very lucky. He hopes to use this advantageous resource to develop his abilities of independent research and overallmanagement skills, as well as combining the scientific knowledge he has learned from school with the concept of business management, and apply them to the management of a high-tech company to create a successful research and management model. By Yang Shinong, journalist of World Journal Vancouver [Photo]: Lin Renjie left home to study in the United States and Canada and pursued his life goals without being affected by the environment. This picture was taken before he left Taiwan (left) and in front of his current company (right).