The price of success
I found this interesting article about the ruined relationship between Vanessa Mae and her mother.
If anyone has any other stories concerning the price of fame, please feel free to post them in here.
This is not a story about the price of success or fame. This is a story about a dreadfully dysfunctional mother-daughter relationship in which the daughter happens to be famous.
Do people make sacrifices to become international star violinists? Or gymnasts? Or chess players? Yes they do. Is that lifestyle so far out of the mainstream that we would consider it abnormal or even unhealthy? Well, it can be. But, people make individual choices, and if nobody chose those paths when we would not have star violinists or gymnast or chess masters.
The story is weird, and putting it in a newspaper is even weirder.
This article sounds a little like the Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, only worse. Amy Chua, the author of "Tiger Mother," seemed to have enough self-awareness to pull back, at least a little, and at the end of the book she and her daughter were connected and still friends. Her daughter didn't become a violin star.
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