proverbs 10.

“Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” Proverbs 10:4

not trying to be stereotypical here (because i am asian) but this is a total asian thing to say.

no matter how many people make fun of the whole asian thing, and make jokes about it, all these statements that asian people make are all true. if we work hard, we get what we want which is “wealth” and if you don’t work hard, you’ll be a failure, which in this case is “poor”

us asians aren’t crazy, we don’t work our kids too hard. we say these things to motivate them. it’s unlike other cultures, it’s less lovey dovey and more to the point. we don’t tell the kids that their drawing is beautiful when it’s ugly, we tell them to work harder on it so it’ll look pretty.

the things we say, i’d have to admit, are a bit harsh sometimes, but it’s all for good.

i have to say though, asians are all for perfection, if you’re not perfect, you’re not good enough. i’m proud to be chinese, but i really don’t like how the mindset of things are in this culture. everything’s a competition, if you’re not as good as the person next to you, you’re pretty much not good for life, until you are better than the other person. you have to be good at everything from liberal arts to math. not so much for sporty things, but if you were to pursue into the sport direction, you might as well be the best player out there, or else you’re not good enough.

but back to the point.

us chinese say that if you don’t get a good result, you’re not working hard enough. and it’s true.

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~ by quickyun on 10/10/2012.

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