Warning: Asian society rant. Burn your eyes at your own risk.
Y’know you have that one child in every family that is used for every other kid as a thing to aspire to?
That really annoying kid which you just wish did something wrong in your parents eyes?
The one with magical grades and polite sickly sweet smiles who just can’t do anything wrong??
Ugh who doesn’t hate them? They’ve become common amongst Asian YouTubers in their jokes and what not.
But lemme tell you. Here is the story of that kid- the one everyone’s parents love to compare their child with.
It actually is worse than being compared to someone. Most of my cousins in Bangladesh look like they’re scared when they talk to me. It’s awkward when their parents chastise them and use me as examples in front of them.
It’s so awkward when their parents ask about my plans and look to their children diss approvingly at them.
So this is the struggle of being that kid who is the bench mark for every other kid in the family to aspire to.
Alienation is the correct term.