A big stressor among Asians is the pressure to be “perfect” and successful.  That is, make the parents proud that they’ll show us off and tell everyone about what their kids are accomplishing.  However, this puts a tremendous strain on our mental health feeling like we have to constantly live up to expectations. It also takes away from the parent-child relationship where the core need is to connect. 

Episode 10 Clip:  “I don’t want to be your pride and joy and I don’t want you to be my pride and joy. Let’s just be father and son.

Episode 2 interview clip with UNC Chapel Hill sophomore John Shin.