My friend, Mark Asher, gave me grief for not updating the blog, but I’ve been REALLY busy at work. Anyway, here are a couple of entries to make up for lost time.

Blogger Meet in Eight Days
Just found out that there is an International Blog MEETUP Day scheduled for Thursday, July 18th. I am probably going to be in Temecula at the time but may check it out locally–they are out here too!

Dead at 25 (Rant)
What would cause a successful 25-year-old programming phenom to take his own life?

It may have to do with the fact that many kids, of all nationalities, but specifically Asian kids, are sheltered by their parents so much that they don’t develop social skills. As their lives become more stressful (i.e. jobs, bills, etc.) they are also pressured, by these same parents that stunted their social growth, to marry. They are pressured to learn social skills at a time in their lives when most people’s social groups and skills are well developed. It’s like sending someone to learn to swim in the high seas instead of a swimming pool.

The bottom line, parents should teach and enforce social behavior in kids at an early age or, at minimum, not stunt their children’s social development.

“Relationships don’t kill people–people with no relationships kill themselves.”

1 Comment »

  1. Shit man. I’ve been in Chicago for so long with limited net access and look what happens… I can’t believe it. I’m not sure that this is the old familiar scenario about the pressured Asian overachiever. If that was the case he would have killed himself in college, along with the rest of the sorry-ass mofos who bother to listen to their status-whore parents.

    Definitely a huge loss to the world…

    #1 by Meerenai — July 17, 2002 @ 11:05 am

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