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Inspired by Matthew Koon

December 13, 2010 Leave a comment

I was in Singapore last week and watching Got to Dance on TV, I was so very inspired by this young boy – his passion and beauty in dancing. In the interview, his parents expressed concerns over his choice of career in dancing, being only 15. Somehow it has to do with culture issues, as both his parents are Asian I think that had something to do with it. My personal belief is that Asian parents tend to look more at academics and wants their children to become doctors and lawyers since artistic talents are hard to measure and even hard to earn a living off. Sure I’m being a huge stereotype and quick to judge but maybe our parents’ generation came from a background where education is the door to better standard of living when they had experienced war and depression periods.
Many of us succeeded in our parents expectations by being university graudates and finding a stable job which provides us with a quality of life that they did not have the luxuary of experiencing. But what do we expect from our offsprings then? We all hear stories different stories and theories of raising children.

Do we just want our children to be ‘happy’? Maybe only those that do not yet have children say that because when it comes to your turn, you will still follow the path of enrolling your kid into a private or international school before they are even born! We want to provide the best opportunities available to our children in this harsh competitive world yet we find it hard to balance between what they want and what we want.