a perfect example of Tiger Parenting fail
Here’s a story Dad told me at dinner:
There was a man in my class…I mean to say, that he was a member of
that same group of students that I was in who passed an exam and was
permitted to go to graduate school in the United States. He went to
Harvard, the best school, and got his PhD in physics. Then he set his
sights on becoming a professor and became a tenured professor at UCLA.
That wasn’t enough. He calculated his chance of winning a Nobel Prize
and concluded–infinitesimal. He calculated his chance of marrying a
woman he liked and concluded–infinitesimal. Then he killed himself.