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But the reality, notes the book, co-written by Chua's husband and fellow Yale professor Jed Rubenfeld, is that "uncomfortable as it may be to talk about," some "religious, ethnic, and national-origin groups are starkly more successful than others." Those groups, according to the authors, are Mormons, Cuban exiles, Nigerian Americans, Indian Americans, Chinese Americans, American Jews, Iranian Americans and Lebanese Americans. And the reasons they excel, the book declares, is because of a basic "triple package" formula: a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control.
a basic "triple package" formula: a superiority complex, insecurity, and impulse control.
What I question, . . . are [they] actually contributing to the world, or taking more away than they contribute through overly ambitious pursuit of security and materialistic success.
I haven't read her book but it seems true that some religions seem to have more prosperous people within them. I've also noticed some negative qualities with "some" with some of the people within these groups (not generalizing), I personally couldn't integrate into my way of walking through the world. That's in every group though so if whatever they are doing makes them more successful and happier for their 70-80 years I say more power to them. Why not if it works for them but it doesn't mean it will fit for everyone.
My son wants to be a welder. I'm all for it. If he does what he's passionate about he won't work a day in his life, and will be as rich as those who feel a college degree is needed to gain that. I only hope there is a need for this when his time comes.
Never mind the social need for plumbers, carpenters, electricians, etc.
Everyone should receive a college degree.
This , according to Obama, is the norm.
Well, guess what, a college degree is not required by such fields.
And in the end, we are screwed.
Isn't materialistic success achieved by giving the world, or a portion of it, what the world is willing to pay for?