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Immigrants mentality

May 16th, 2011 · 1 Comment

"My dad is one of those typical Asian immigrants who worked really hard, and always had the survivor mentality. The poor guy barely made to middle class in this country and he was desperately holding onto it."

In the few weeks I heard several similar comments from second generation Asian Americans.

These comments upset me. I am Asian. I have live here for a long time, and I embrace both cultures. However, I will never forget my immigrant experience.

I am who I am today because of my immigrant experience. It makes me hard working, resourceful, entrepreneurial, creative, and taking nothing for granted.

I love working for immigrants, working with immigrants, and hiring immigrants. They are some of the best professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

They are not the poor, pathetic, survival mentality losers. They are my heroes.

Tags: Management

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Miyo161 // Oct 25, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I have to agree with you on this one.  Many times the born citizens make you feel like you have a loser mentality just for them to feel better!  Once they see you as a threat, the list of inconvenient features start.  How come a person that has worked in his country as a professional has to start from CERO in another country? Unless you don't speak the language there is a chance you have to start from there, but when you have everything needed to be a professional in another culture, there is no reason to be discriminated like that.

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