Monday, January 24, 2011

Tiger Mom: Parenting Memoir Raises American Fears - TIME

Interesting forward on mail today...,8599,2043313-1,00.html

When the National Football League postponed a Philadelphia Eagles game in advance of the late-December blizzard on the East Coast, outgoing Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell was left fuming: "We've become a nation of wusses," he declared on a radio program. "The Chinese are kicking our butt in everything. If this was in China, do you think the Chinese would have called off the game? People would have been marching down to the stadium. They would have walked, and they would have been doing calculus on the way down."
Suddenly glad that I am not in China (my ma is so much nicer and i can't bear too much cold and i hate doing calculus!!)

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