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How To Tell Your Parents That You Want To Become An Entrepreneur (forbes.com)
For most aspiring entrepreneurs, telling your parents that you are quitting your stable day job to go pursue an entrepreneurial venture is one of the most frightening things you will ever do in life. Entrepreneurship is not well supported in many societies and even less so among Asian culture. My parents were first generation immigrants to the United States from Korea. My dad’s first job in America back in the 1970’s was as a janitor making $2 an hour. The word entrepreneurship did not exist in his vocabulary. In fact, he toiled his entire working life to ensure that his kids would find a nice, safe, respectable job (as a doctor) within a stable organization so we would not have to go through the same struggles that he did. Education was seen as the way out for that generation, which is why so many Asian parents stress the importance of it. Even entrepreneurial parents who may have run successful small businesses would rather pour their savings into their kids education than see them struggle.