While it sucked to be isolated with COVID for 10 days, I was grateful for the huge lesson I learned in that time: remembering the power of play.
What if my parents had raised me more traditionally and reinforced this Asian elitism? How would it affect the way I see and interact with other human beings? I started wondering what behaviors and mindsets I did inherit from them.
I think to myself, “Maybe if I’d gotten into more trouble as a kid or was punished for stupid little things… I’d be better about taking feedback?” Grass is always greener on the other side, so I’m unsure but would love to hear other perspectives on the topic. My college roommates swear by being spanked as a kid, and that just blows my mind.