Sok Karon, 21, a year-three student at Asia Europe University
The power of love is so strong that, when a person loves someone with all their heart, they will do anything for them. When people are in love, they want to satisfy themselves; love can make people less interested in studying and the time they devote to study can decrease rapidly. So it’s possible for love to wreck a person’s education and destroy their bright future. But if people use love in a good way and can manage their time properly, it shouldn’t affect their studies much and could even be to their advantage.
love, you shouldn’t allow it into your mind while you are studying; you should spend as much time as possible on your studies.
Lim Lyhong, 20, a year-four student at the Royal University of Law and Economics
I THINK love can be bad for study, but also good in some cases. If people think love is everything in their life and more important than their education, they won’t care much about their studies; they’ll be wasting their potential by giving no thought to the future. On the other hand, love can invigorate people and encourage them to study hard; one of my friends is studying and has a girlfriend, but he is doing well with his studies.
Ol Sreymom, 21, a management student at the National Institute of Business
WHEN people fall in love, they will spend too much time with their boyfriend or girlfriend without thinking about their studies and their future. As a result, the most challenging, intelligent student can suddenly become the dumbest in the class. Furthermore, suddenly finding love pushes education to the back of a person’s mind and they sometimes give up their studies. Everyone should be aware that embracing love feels wonderful but may turn out to be fatal for your education. Being a student means being focused on your studies.
Tok Thavsothaly, 20, a student at the Royal University of Law and Economics
I CAN’T say love is 100 per cent bad for one’s studies; it depends on the person. Some people try hard to study when they’re in love because their partner is an educated person or because both of them are passionate about furthering their education. In that case, they will still study hard for their future and for love. And being in love is sometimes the best way for people to reduce their stress levels and negative feelings. In contrast, if people become consumed by love, they can destroy themselves by forgetting their duty as a student and spending too much time with their girlfriend or boyfriend without caring about anything else.
Kann Tuesday, 22, a secretary at the Cambodian Agricultural Research and Development Institute
I BELIEVE being in love can be either bad or good; it depends on the people involved. If they think love is more important than their studies, and their time is only for love, they will face the prospect of failing their course. Moreover, it affects not only their study, but also their future. On the other hand, having a lover can encourage people to study if they care deeply about both their partner and their future. In my opinion, if you can avoid the word “love”, you shouldn’t allow it into your mind while you are studying; you should spend as much time as possible on your studies.