Sometimes, it’s just so tiring learning.
When people talk about family wealth, they don’t seem to think about intellectual wealth.
For many people who’ve been here for generations, they often don’t realise just how much of an asset that is – to have so much experience backing you up and getting you to the point you are at today. And for migrants, sometimes that just doesn’t exist – especially those fleeing from impoverished areas. Which means a lot of the time, the kids are having to not only overcome their parents’ fears and sense of isolation, but also have to teach them about how things work and do things on their behalf. It feels like a constant catchup game.
There is no back up, and mistakes are much costlier.