Omg I can relate to this post so much. Every instance you gave was so personal and close to me. I come from an Asian background and I do feel the pressure. And recently I have been thinking about how money fits into the puzzle of happiness.
It doesn’t need to.
Well, but to a certain extent, it must. There are just things that you love to and want to do, things that make you happy, that just requires money. It is all too complicated and I’m glad you wrote a post about it ☺