A Star Is Born

For­get about mak­ing mud pies. To­day’s chil­dren are groomed and primed for suc­cess from an early age, writes

Reader's Digest (India) - - My Story -

So where were you? A friend who missed a so­cial oc­ca­sion ex­plained that she had to sup­port her daugh­ter, who was be­ing grilled by a panel of peo­ple in suits. “It’s a sec­ond in­ter­view, so it’s re­ally im­por­tant,” Sylvia said. I replied: “But your daugh­ter’s two years old.” Yes, it’s now harder to get into a kinder­garten than to be­come CEO of a ma­jor in­vest­ment bank.

I was shak­ing my head over that con­ver­sa­tion when a reader for­warded me a ré­sumé sent to a school in China. It was filled with pro­fes­sional achieve­ments, al­though it be­longed to a very small boy.

This was get­ting ridicu­lous. What

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