I told the head administrator of a music school about the mother in KL who told her son he will end up being a musician if he doesn’t study.
“Can you believe that?” I said.
The administrator laughed and said: “Oh yes. That is so so common here. The things I have heard, you won’t believe it. There are two very common things the parents come and tell me:
1) “My son is not that smart. I think he won’t do well in those difficult subjects. I think maybe you can train him to become a music teacher.”
2) “I’m quite angry. I bring my child to you and now there’s big problem. He likes his music too much, practise practise all the time. Now, he is not doing his real subjects.”