Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Look It, Sound It, Be It

So, my wife found this BuzzFeed article about how Asian-American men are finally getting a "normal" image and screen identity.

This has been something that has been bothering many... more specifically, this has been a thorn in the side of so many Millennial Asian men as they are constantly seen as the nerdy one, the math one, the science guy, the one who isn't necessarily great at sports, insecure, and socially inept.

Here's the lesson: Look the part. Sound the part. Act the part. Be the part.

It's all about mindset.

It's all about how you project yourself. If you project confidence, people will treat you with confidence. You will then be the recipient of that behavior... feeling more confident to act more confident. It's a positive cycle.

However, most of the time, the all-too-common-stereotypical Asian-American male demonstrate insecurity... which means people treat them with insecurity, making them feel more insecure, causing even more insecure social behaviors. This, is a negative and very much a vicious cycle.

So, what is to be done?

While I'm seeing this area improve in leaps and bounds, there are still many opportunities for Millennial Asian men to be... men.

It's been far past due. The time to man up... is now.

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