Saturday, August 27, 2005

Achievement Affliction

According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle, pressure to succeed within the Asian community can sometimes lead to unpleasant results.
"It's become cliché: Asian parents browbeat their kids into pursuing prestigious professions in technology, medicine or law, and their children suffer the resulting stress and depression. But speaking with other Asian professionals at a recent social gathering, I found we all agreed that we shared the same affliction."
The evidence of this being a significant problem is based on threadbare accounts. In its effort to level the playing field The Chronicle has seen fit to disparage accomplishment. Soon meritorius performance will entitle young scholars to therapy sessions to reverse the evils of their achievements. Onward slackers.


Anonymous Smoking Jay said...

Bob, I found a picture of the therapy session:

2:05 PM  

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