Recently, Jane scratches her head while wondering, "Why would people always think in this way, say things in this way?"
"What do you do?" , people asks.
"I am studying in Korea, doing master degree." , Jane answers.
"Wah, your family must be rich." or "Wah, your parents must spending a lot for you to study overseas in Korea for so many years."
". . . . . . "
More than 90% of those asking Jane that question thinks and says that to Jane when they get to know that Jane is still studying in Korea.
Maybe in majority's eyes, that's a normal and appropriate "estimination" towards Jane.
It's understandable if one thinks that parents pay for thier children undergraduate level to get a first degree, but how many are they out there actually know that majority (more than 90%) of graduate school students pursuing thier second or third degree with scholarship without relying on family financial support for thier study?
Jane's expenses in Korea for more than 6 years until today, it's all from scholarship and Jane's hard work. Yeah, Jane's parents do send some money to Jane once in a while for emergency help.
But, still, with those responses from others, Jane feels stone, embrasse, or whatever.
Explain on the spot to people who said so?
That's not what Jane would do. Why?
Jane doesn't want others to have a further misunderstanding that Jane is a person who likes showing off.
Just a thought : "Mind our own business, instead of being busybody hurting other's feelings."