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  • It's such a weird stereotype

  • to have associated with your ethnicity.

  • Right? That stereotype of Asian parents wanting their kids to be doctors.

  • Right? It's such a weird thing to have  on your race.

  • Like, what is that? Is that good? Is that bad?

  • I thought it was a good thingApparently, it's worthy of mockery.

  • Right?

  • Asian parents wanting their kids to be doctors.

  • It's weird because it's true.

  • Right? I know because my parents were the same way.

  • They just wanted us to be doctorsIt was like this obsession.

  • They just wanted us to be doctors.

  • And it's insidious as well,

  • because when Asian parents want their kids to be doctors,

  • helping people is, like, on the bottom of the list of reasons.

  • [audience laughs applauds]

  • Oh, if it even makes the list... of reasons to go into medicine.

  • Helping people is, likethe unfortunate by-product...

  • [audience laughs]

  • of becoming a healthcare professional.

  • Like, when they first see that they can't even believe it.

  • They're like, "What the fuckYou gotta help people?

  • Well, whatever, get it out of the way.

  • But don't let it get in the way of what this is really about.

  • It's about the money  and the prestige, right?"

  • It's the money and the prestige.

  • Because if you're  a first-generation immigrant,

  • your children becoming doctors is the quickest way

  • you can turn it around in one generation.

  • Instant credibilityinstant respectability, instant money.

  • Right? You flip the clan narrative around. Boom!

  • Started from the bottom, now we hereWe're doctors! [laughs]

  • [audience laughs]

  • And it's also weird because Asian parents are also the last group of people

  • you can ever convince to see a doctor.

  • [audience laughs, cheers, and applauds]

  • Yo, these fucking people will never see a doctor.

  • They spend their whole lives obsessing over it.

  • Nothing can make my mom see a doctor. There's nothing...

  • My mom can have an arrow  going right through her. [pants]

  • And she's trying to pull it out like Rambo, right?

  • And you're like, "Yo, Mom, let's go see a doctor."

  • And my mom will be like, "No.

  • They just want to take people's money."

  • [audience laughs and applauds]

  • Then you're like, "Then why do you want your kids to be doctors so badly?"

  • [strained] "Because I want my kids to take other people's money, obviously!"

  • [pants] "The fact that you don't understand that

  • is the reason  why you never became a doctor."

  • -[groans] -[audience laughs]

  • Because Chinese people love money.

  • We love that shit.

  • Chinese people fucking love money.

  • Okay? You think rappers love money?

  • Yo, we love money...

  • [audience laughs]

  • ...more than anyone.

  • Chinese people love everything about itWe love making it, love spending it,

  • we love giving it, we love receiving it, we love throwing it up in the air.

  • Yo, Chinese people love money so much,

  • we have a god of money.

  • [audience laughs]

  • Of all the gods in Chinese Taoismthere's one god, he's the god of money.

  • Caishenye, we pray to him...

  • for more money!

  • Every day, we go, "Hey, god of money..."

  • [audience laughs]

  • "...give us more money."

  • And he gives us more money.

  • Very fickle godDoesn't care about inflation, right?

  • No understanding of basic principles  of macroeconomics, just...

  • Just throwing out gold ingots  if you ask for it at the right time.

  • "Here's some money. Burn some incenseHere's some money, man."

  • Even during Chinese New Year,

  • the biggest holiday for Chinese peopleChinese New Year,

  • when we see each other during Chinese New Year,

  • the way we greet each other is we say, "gong xi fa cai,"

  • or "gong hei fat choy" in Cantonese.

  • I'm sure you've heard thatat least peripherally, "Gong xi fa cai."

  • Gong xi fa cai means, "Hope you get rich!"

  • [audience laughs]

  • [audience cheers and applauds]

  • That's not "Happy New Year."

  • [audience laughs]

  • Do you understand, the go-to phrase  during Chinese New Year

  • isn't, "Hey, happy New Year."

  • It's, "Yo, hope you get rich."

  • [audience laughs]

  • "Hope you get rich. Hope you get richer than all these other motherfuckers.

  • Hope you get so fucking rich, man.

  • Hope you get rich and also hope... You better hope I get rich.

  • We can hope each other... Both get rich together."

  • [audience laughs]

It's such a weird stereotype

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