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Nov 11, 2019

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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