Identity Series Part 1/3 "My parents were tasked with the job of survival and I with self-actualization. The immigrant generation gap is real. What a luxury it is to search for purpose, meaning, and fulfillment."- Bo Ren.
This statement, so articulately put describes the struggles of my parents and many others who have migrated from one place to another.
I look at them, and I see superheros.
From being bullied for being the only brown kid in school, driven out of homes because of racism, working four jobs at a time, and still fully and independently supporting the needs of their familes in the country of origin, as well as here. This is the true meaning of hard work and resilience.
So when I see the youth today, second generation immigrants, wasting away opportunities, and always in their best efforts to divert from the path of honesty and hard work, it appalls me.
Because you're not only letting yourself down by tredding this path, and your parents, but you're letting down the community you represent. There should be a sense of responsibility, when you are representing a community that is already scrutinised and in the press for all the wrong reasons.
I don't know if these issues can get fixed, or if they ever will, because there's a lot of dimensions to it. But I'd like to think we're making progress, gradually.
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