That was just part of the Asian culture: The accomplishments of the children were the trophies that many parents defined their own success and status by. We were the ultimate scorecard.
Note: same thing in pakistani culture
I was only allowed to watch one hour of TV every week.
Note: i wish my parents did this too.
They believed that formalized education was the most important thing, but to me, having the first twenty-five years of my life already mapped out seemed too regimented and stifling.
Note: agreed
I walked away from that experience with the lesson that sometimes the truth alone isn’t enough, and that presentation of the truth was just as important as the truth.
Note: one of my weakness too... believing that truth is enough