Tactics for Success, No. 11: Stay in School
In her book, The Immigrant’s Way, available in the downloadable Kindle format, or paperback, Margaret W. Wong describes twenty-two tactics the foreign born person can use to ensure her stay in the USA is as long as she wants it to be. We will present for you one of her strategies every week in this space.
11. Children belong in schools. Education is their way toward greatness.
We do not want our children to be like us, doing menial work with very little pay and no respect. We want them to be just like our picture of the other Americans - big, handsome, beautiful, and doing office work. They will be able to earn the big bucks so they don’t have to depend on their children like we do when we get old.
We see American kids as different. They have a lot of choices. We think they can do anything they want - buy 100 dollar Nike shoes (the real ones and not fakes), buy beautiful bags that never in my life time I dared to dream of owning, and spoil themselves with little fear of retribution.
Being successful now, I try to help more people who are less fortunate in the world. So many people in your country of birth need our aid in U.S. dollars to help buy their food, build their huts, and buy medicine. America encourages its citizens to share their wealth with others.