EVERYONE went to foreign universities. Even the ones who would barely pass in school. Their families could afford it. Mine couldn’t. 3/
Learned that we had no money for anything, and it mattered.
Learned that it didn’t only suffice to be the smartest student, I had to be *twice* as smart, because other people had things that would make up for smarts. 5/
Not here. They didn’t particularly care that I was smarter. Their families *employed* smart people. 6/
They’re not. The Crazy Rich Asians aren’t the regular Asians. 7/
We’re not them. We’re their employees and servants.
They never quite let us forget it, so why should we? 8/
Sure, you worked *really* hard. Sure, you’re an *entirely* self-made person, with your business empire at 22. Just with your pocket money. Sure sure sure. /10
Yeah, no. Not interested. /12