Tyrant wrote:BIG DUSTY LOCO wrote:A stereotypical Asian Household puts education, wealth, and social status as the mainstay of their existence. The pressure Asian parents put on their kids to get "A's" in school is tremendous. I don't expect anyone outside of an Asian household to understand the mentality. Most Asians want their kids to become successful (especially when they are not) and to be your own boss.
You never see any Asian parents lettting their kids hang out on the porch or corner liquor store, putting them in sports programs, or encouraging them to rap or sing. They want you to be a doctor, lawyer...anything important. Most Asians have a class system within their own race.
So what might seem "stupid" to you, is very important to them. The color of rag is life and death for you, but to an Asian, it's something they wipe their boogers with. So different mentalities right there.
Asian parents tend to forget people need social skills and a desire to dominate too in order to play the role of boss. Locking kid up all day in a house isn't going to make that happen.
Good point. Many of my East Asian friends tend to lack the inter-personal skills to actually assert themselves up the "ladder" in the job force. They spent so many years obeying their parents every demand to succeed that they forget how to socialize with people. Math Math Math, Computers Computers Computers, come home and hear the put downs by mom/dad cuz Asian dude/girl ONLY got a b+ or just an A. WOW. And to top it off, no sports, no drama club, no hanging out, no relationships! At the end of the day, all this shelter from the rest of the world didn't help too much when it came to having good relations with people at work and in society.
The only exceptions are the only few East Asian friend's of mine's who joined up public speaking club's like Toastmasters. Or those who secretly joined the drama club at school without their parents knowing, you know make up the lie of staying back at school for extra hours of group work. Oh yeah and 1 or 2 of my East Asian friend's joined up a boxing club and started to do conditioning and eventually spar, that sure made them more confident, assertive and relaxed.