the pressure on first generation children of immigrants
to prove that you are indeed proof that parents’ sacrifice was worth it
is something that many Americans will never understand
When comments are better than the article, Atlantic edition (“The Cheapest Generation: Why Millennials aren’t buying cars or houses, and what that means for the economy”)
French: This chair is feminine! "La Chaise!"
Italian: This chair is feminine! "La sedia!"
German: This chair is masculine! "Der Stuhl!"
English: This chair is a fucking object, I don't see a skirt or a pair of trousers anywhere on its cold hard surface, you people are fucking insane.
Japanese: If you don't pronounce chair exactly right, you'll end up saying testicles instead.