Why Dragon babies will be less intelligent and less successful

Many people abandon their pets and dogs. "It requires much effort to keep a large dog, which needs a lot of food and exercise. Many people get puppies because they want to follow a fashion, without being prepared to take care of them when they grow up."

I think the same thing is happening with children. We hear of children who get abandoned and children whose parents give toys and money but no love or attention.

A baby bump is fashionable. The celebrities have it. Pregnant women go to photo studies to have nude pictures of themselves taken by so-called artistic photographers (disgusting!).

I wonder: do people really want to have children to love or do they love having children as accessories to their lives?

Parents brag about how smart their children are. Well, I guess it’s something to talk about if there’s nothing else in their lives worth mentioning. When friends start talking about children, that’s when I shut up. The only thing I have to offer is my opinion that what a child grows up to be is 80% nature and 20% nurture so parents shouldn’t be too hard on themselves when their children don’t behave as they wish.

And the Chinese year of the Dragon is a popular year. It is silly to raise children based on superstition. E.g. having a baby born in the year of the Dragon. They might have forgotten to choose the right month, date and time too. Are all the 12, 24, 36, 48- year old people successful? And are people born in the other years less successful than those born in the year of the dragon? I thought it should be obvious that the year of birth has got little to do with how the child turns out.

Hospitals are full, it is difficult to hire a confinement lady, it would be difficult for the child to secure a place in a good school or get a good job upon graduation if any at all. Furthermore, the parents who plan to give birth to children this year because of superstitous belief aren’t intelligent themselves so in the absence of good sense and good genes, I shall wish them good luck with hoping to have intelligent children!


David said...


I agree that many celebs treat pregnancy and babies as a fashion accessory. What kind of role celebs take in raising their children one can only speculate about.

Cher Bono's daughter has turned to be a messed up adult.

Lindsey Lohan, young women born into wealth is still something of a wreck with limited talent and what appears to be shallow personality.

Following superstitions to determine when a child will be born is silly, yet it happens. Years down the road, the vast majority of children born this year will little remember they were born in the year of the dragon.

All the children will learn only as much common sense as their parents possess. Parents short on sense cannot past much on to children, in such cases these parents are likely to raise children using superstition and folk lore when common sense is lacking.

By far nearly, every parent loves his or her children. However like common sense, some adults have learned a warp type of love and that is what their children will know as they grow.

Such children will need all the luck that comes their way.


When you are in the final days of your life, what will you want?
.. Will you hug that college degree in the walnut frame? Will
you ask to be carried to the garage so you can sit in your car?
Will you find comfort in rereading your financial statement? Of
course not. What will matter then will be people. If
relationships will matter most then, shouldn't they matter most

-- Max Lucado

CBS said...

What is success?

Unless we have the definition, anybody can be considered a success. And a failure.

Paul said...

I am born in the year of the Tiger, a least popular year. I guess because of this, I faced less competition than those born in popular years such as the year of the Dragon or some other signs. Hence, Yu-Kym, you have got a valid point here.

David said...


A definition for success is what you want.

Merrian-Webster offers this;
"b : favorable or desired outcome; also : the attainment of wealth, favor, or eminence.

From: http://www.career-success-for-newbies.com/definition-of-success.html

Be aware that this can be a long process. You may not get the answers so quickly. But it is alright. Define your measure of success, one at a time.

Let’s take your career as an example. What would your definition of success be for your career? To make the managerial level by a specified time? Then dig deep to see what are your own strengths and weaknesses. Which would help you achieve it. Which of your weakness is a barrier, and does it go against your values?

For me, I value time with my family. However, my work requires me to work late nights and long hours. I will need to adjust my own definition of success. Which would take priority?

2. It Is A Journey
When defining your success, remember this important thing. Success is a journey. It has multiple peaks and not one ultimate pinnacle. One success builds on another. Setbacks and mistake will also help you build success. At different periods of your life, success is defined differently.

In our career, at a more junior level, your success can be defined by exceeding your job requirements or getting a promotion. Or success can be defined in a few respects. They can be:

1. Your relationship with your boss;
2. Your relationship with your peers;
3. Your dealing with other departments; and
4. Your learning curve.

Keep in mind these definitions are not all encompassing.

A doctor will view success differently than a maid. A teacher still more differently.

Then one can talk about success in life, how successful is ones lovelife, ones ablility to develop lifelong friendship, one abilitity to influence others.

Volumes have been written about success and web has more yet.


CBS said...

What year you were born means nothing. It's what you do with your life that counts.

Paul said...

I just thought to add that although the demographics are stacked against the people born in this popular birth year, the ones who make it will most likely be remarkable. To be able to survive intense competition is already something not easy. Guess our PM is one fine example.

Anonymous said...


How do you equate such superstitions with belief in fengshui?

Aren't they both ridiculous to follow?

curious cat