Many of my Asian friends and I have experienced parenting in the form of helicopter parenting or Asian guilt to motivate us. After decades of conditioning, this becomes ingrained as a part of our psyche.
And to be honest, for me, I’m still navigating and figuring out whenever I make a decision if I am being true to my heart center or doing it out of Asian guilt. “I have to do this to be a good Asian son”.
In this episode, we cover:
My story of how I defied being a doctor
Being compassionate with my family and their expectations
Finding a career that my family doesn’t understand
Filial piety and impact on us
Compensatory strategies of being gay
Is it wrong to defy parental expectations
Why not following our truth has health consequences
Tips on how to manage parental expectations
What are the top 5 regrets of dying patients
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