i resent my tiger, helicopter asian parents. they were basically amy chua. i had no fucking life growing up. no video games. barely any friends. no TV. all i did was school, academics, etc., after school academics, violin, etc. fucking horseshit. all my parents cared about was GPA, how well I did on the SAT, if i got into a prestigious college, and if I would become an investment banker, management consultant, doctor, lawyer, or engineer.
i worked my fucking ass off, got great grades, destroyed the SAT, got into an ivy league school, worked in banking for a bit, and hated my life. i didn't do anything for me. i fucking quit. now i'm working a corporate job 40 hours a week making significantly less but i'm so much fucking happier
i finally can live. i'm taking surfing lessons, learning how to DJ, socializing with friends, playing the guitar, and playing video games. i don't have a prestigious job anymore, and i don't work with peers from prestigious colleges, but i make enough to live off on (i make 60k a year, and that's honestly fucking fine for most of my needs even though i'm not making 120,000 a year anymore). i have a girlfriend and can spend time with her. i have real friends
in the real world, outside of these fucking elitist bubbles, no one gives a fuck about prestige, and the people who do are fucking hated and despised. do what you want for yourself. if u genuinely like being an investment banker or lawyer, knock yourself out. but fuck working 80+ hours a week, that's fucking ass
my asian parents are disappointed, as are many of my asian peers growing up who are working at "prestigious" jobs at "prestigious" companies, but fuck them. after seeing the high rates of depression, cocaine use, alcoholism, obesity, and divorce at my old workplace, i'm glad i got the fuck out as fast as i did