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Why Chinese Mothers are Superior

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  1. Cashizslick

    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior - WSJ.com

    Posted a snippet of the article below, very interesting. No wonder America is falling behind.

     
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    That's pretty inaccurate; I know plenty of "prodigy's" that do plays, go to sleepovers(though usually with other smart kids), watch TV, etc. Their parents are still strict, but not at the level of this mom.
     
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    My piano teacher called me a prodigy with piano since I could play since the first time I touched a piano. She wanted me to go to the peabody institute when I was around 11 or 12.

    I didn't do shit growing up. Did pretty much whatever I wanted.

    Some people are born with talent and gifts that you CANNOT teach.

    Some people can sing with no lessons some people can paint from the time of being a little kid.

    Best example of people who are damn near prodigys with no background. Look at some of the better tattoo artist out there and what they can do with nothing more then hanging with friends.

    Most people that come over here from China grew up with a do or die type of background, growing up in the US, we're allowed to slack off and nothing happens. A lot of Chinese have to grow/raise their own foods, or work trades in order to swap for food. There's not a lot of, meh I don't feel like doing it today.... it just doesn't happen. Just like America 100 years ago....... By coming here they already have a big 1 up over the lazy ass people in this country.
     
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    I saw this the other day. It's a good Article. I'm sure it was shocking as hell to a lot of white people. Americans believe kids need "fun". Fun is more fun when you are older and value your time, money, and effort.
     
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    I agree with this 110%. I wish I was made to bust my ass when I was a kid. Now I'm busting my ass fulltime at school and working 40 hours a week. If I wouldn't have fucked off so much when I was younger I'd have less than two years of school left for a bachelors and be finished around 22. Now I won't be done until I'm 24 if not 25 or 26. Any little fun I have now is appreciated way more than when I wasn't working and was half assing at school.
     
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    I played the piano and hockey growing up, however it was acceptable that I sucked at both since the likelihood of anyone doing either of those professionally is slim.

    MMA was the only thing I was really good at, but that took 7 years of hard ass work 4 days per week, however college seemed like a better alternative to more broken noses/toes/fingers/etc.
     
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    Take summer classes. Take 20 credits. Sounds like you put yourself in a box and use the excuse of your time line as I was lazy or my past shortcomings held me to here.


    let me tell you what. I was real lazy. The laziest was when I was in college. And 4 years was a breeze while working fulltime. It was how I used my laziness that counted. Shit if I knew my major I would have been done in 3 years but I had a fuck up year.




    If you ain't cheating, you ain't trying.
     
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    From pre-k to 11th grade, I was always at the top of my class. I played trumpet, and was first chair more often than not. I did go to a small school however. And, my parents really didn't force me to do anything. I graduated early from high school, and took ap classes at high school while taking english 1301 & 1302 and college algebra at a community college.

    However, where I was severely lacking was in social situations. Once I went off to college, I was in over my head and began experiencing great anxiety. If I had learned better social skills, I would have graduated with a BSME 3 years ago. Instead, I've still got another 2 years to go.

    Academic achievement is important, but so is social prowess.
     
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