Great read, and I can personally relate to many of the points discussed. My parents are immigrants of the Philippines; my mother was definitely a Tiger Mother of her own kind. Growing up, I was never encouraged to excel in anything other than my schoolwork and playing the piano. I was raised to be a robot: get good grades, keep your head down, don't trouble others, don't get involved with girls (until your parents want grandchildren), study and work hard...nothing more. I was never raised to think for myself, to question authority, or to be my own person.
I wholeheartedly agree with the author of this piece that that mode of thinking can only get you so far in Western culture, and even today I struggle to undo character traits I learned in my upbringing that hold me back from being the best person I can be.