Compared to what my grandparents endured during the depression and what others did to survive the dust bowl years in rural Kansas, those kids are on a picnic. Their parents know struggle and what it takes to survive and fortunately they're instilling in their kids the very same ethic to achieve.
But you're right, they're not succumbing to the American culture of today and that's why they're excelling in academics........
“they’re not succumbing to the American culture of today and that’s why they’re excelling in academics........”
They’re excelling in academics because foreigners have figured out how to game our system. If you take your kids’ childhood away, you can snag all the slots in American medical schools — because other people’s kids play a sport or attend the prom.
And please show the evidence that freakish Sunday-to-Sunday grinders built this country or her contributions to Western Civilization — in art, literature, medicine, rockets, computers.
They didn’t. It was American culture that did all that. American kids leading normal American lives.
And this has nothing to do with “survival.” My father lived through the middle of the Depression, had a normal childhood with trick-or-treating in an Ohio small-town school, and went on to become a rocket scientist.
Those small-town Ohio kids aren’t getting in to UCLA anymore because even the smartest of them score 200 points lower on the SAT than the freak grind children of foreign cultures.
Putting your kid in an academic prison to get an advantage over someone else’s kid is as despicable as a baseball player taking steroids.