I just read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother! Lol it reminded me of how achievement is something of a disease in society. People are so committed to being the best, they miss the joy of being mediocre. Lives, relationships, and mental health is routinely sacrificed for success - but success is so subjective - and most people don't agree on a definition (ergo the ERE crowd :)
Perfection is crazy, good enough is good enough! Especially in their spending habits for lessons, instruments, and parties, they went entirely overboard. Anybody read the book and have some thoughts?
Also, I thought about how ERE is an interesting mix of overachievers and underachievers. On the one hand, we overachieve in saving and becoming wealth, and then underachieve by dropping out of the rat race.
Maybe this should be two posts?