Strawberry Generation
By Master Plan 2029  •  February 10, 2016
Recently, my friend shared an article on Facebook titled "10 things Singaporean parents do that contribute to the Strawberry Generation".  You can find the article here. Wikipedia explains the term "strawberry generation" (草莓族) as a Chinese language neologism for Taiwanese people born after 1981 who "bruise easily" like strawberries – meaning they cannot withstand social pressure or work hard like their parents' generation [reference]. The article posits that young adults today are wussies / whiners / spoilt brats because of the parents' fault. Having two kiddos of my own, I can understand the rationale for parents to be protective.  After all, we do not want our children to suffer unnecessarily.  However, there ought to be a limit to the care given.  "Spare the rod and spoil the child" is a philosophy I subscribe to.  When my own stern voice ......
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