Sunday, December 12, 2010

Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

There is a phenomenon in Japan called Kyoiku Mama's, which loosely translates into Education Mothers. Like Soccer moms who take an inordinate amount of interest in their kid's sports, the kyoiku mama takes an inordinate amount of interest in their kids education.

Essentially, these kyokiu mama's are 'test' oriented, making sure their sons and or daughters pass every single test that comes their way so that their child can get into a prestigious school.

How much of it is done for their kid or for themselves - ah, there's the rub. It's a bragging rights thing.

Once the child is in a prestigious school, the mother no longer cares how they do.

Kind of sucks, huh? Having a parent who cares about their kid's education sounds grand - but not when it;s not really about the kid.

Somewhere caring about my kid's education for themselves,
Andrew Joseph
Today's title is sung by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson... and while nowhere near Rock and or Roll, it's a great song. EDUCATION.


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