No, Asians are just not stoic. People can become stoic through learning and discipline. It's not so much about race as about personality... if you're an overly emotional savage who can't control yourself you will only bring misfortune on yourself.
Anyway. What asians have is a culture that hasn't embraced professional victimhood. You don't see the NAACP making a case that tests should be easier because asians can't pass them. You don't see the NAACP making a case that the fire department in NYC should lower it's standards because no asians got in. You don't see such things because asians haven't mainstreamed in their culture the idea that they're victims. Why? Because there is nowhere in their history where they have embraced such a mentality or whereever it has been adopted, it was wiped out. American culture doesn't encourage victimhood. I'm talking about the real american culture, the kind that makes people want to become americans and move to america not the holywood, MTV crap. No asian culture of any background encourages people to think of themselves as helpless victims. So they don't have it. That's it. It's a small difference that makes all the difference in the world. It makes the difference between being the group that has a small drop-out rate to being the one that has huge drop-out rates. it makes the difference between being the one that gets the high paying, post-college jobs and working the minimum wage.
Conservatives aren't the folks who actually understand the value of education and how to use it. And I only deal with and associate with those who understand the value of education and actually use it.Liberals aren't the folks paying the freight. And I only deal with and associate with those that can pay the freight.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
For instance there is this online education that is offered for both K-12 and higher education. What is keeping the parents from benefiting from European lecturers that you seem to favor more? It could be done online and for half the price that you are giving your lecturers now!
The tragedy is not that things are broken. The tragedy is that things are not mended again. - Alan Paton
Bach is the beginning and end of all music - Max Reger
It is not God who kills the children. Not fate that butchers them or destiny that feeds them to the dogs. It's us. Only us - Rorschach
All countries who wish to prosper need to adopt a certain model for their society. And all people who wish to prosper within such societies need to play by the rules and adopt a healthy mentality. Korean culture is different than say... american or european in the way customs are made. Food, holidays, preference in literature, etc. It's not different in the values that they hold as true for prosperity and success. You can tweak them here and there, but the principle is true.
-Strong sense of identity and your role in society
-An economic model that values private enterprise in conjucture with public works.
-Good education model
-Respecting and investing in science and innovation
-Respecting human rights
These values along with things like freedom of the press, democracy and freedom of expression and tolerance form a whole package which we here call western values.
No country that values stupidity and anti-education will ever prosper. A country that doesn't have a sense of unity and identity will surely succumb to civil war or at least some civil strife. No country that won't invest in science and innovation will ever be a world leader. etc
Anyway, above i wasn't talking about countries who have a victim mentality, though there may be some, I was talking about subcultures in america that promote victimhood. Basically all subcultures that are related to the NAACP and form their primary interest have a victimhood mentality. And I was saying that asian american subculture doesn't have that streak of victimhood mentality that is so popular in the NAACP repertoire.