Reply to a Net Pal
November 15, 1999
Thank you so much for your charming letter. I'm a Chinese teacher of college English, not an American. I teach on the Internet as a volunteer. My teaching is one-way, but it is free. I'm sorry to say that I'm too busy to answer any individual questions. I plan to have a Q & A column in the future for those who ask me common questions. You said that you hope to become an English teacher and that you think it is impossible. Remember Thomas A. Edison said, "It is difficult to say what is impossible for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and reality of tomorrow." I fell in love with English when I was at the age of nine. I had the same dream as you have now. I worked extremely hard in my vigorous years and I became what I am now. Don't give up your hope. It may become a reality someday if you work as hard as I did long, long time ago. Good luck to you!