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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Identity Unleashed

Identity Unleashed

My daddy went to hear Jeremy Lin speak at Identity Unleashed in the Cow Palace.

Daddy said there were no cows there. But there were lots and lots of young people and that he (daddy) was old enough to make up for 3 young people.

Jeremy Lin spoke.

Jeremy spoke about the 3 things most people hope for to be happy.

1. Money.

2. World Fame

3. Approval of the crowds.

Jeremy says he has more money now than he ever could have dreamed of. The Rockets are paying him $25 million. And that has made him no more happy than he was before. He still likes In-n-Out Burgers, McDonald’s and Krispy Kreme donuts.

He said at one point he was no doubt the most famous athlete in the world! Can you say Linsanity? And it didn’t make him any happier than he was before.

Finally no matter how hard he tried he couldn’t please everybody. And he tried so hard that he lost himself in the trying.

Jeremy, for what it’s worth, crowds are mean. The loudest voices are the ones who are the meanest – justified or not.

My daddy has been working online for a very long time and lots and lots of people have visited his sites. Most of the time, people just have mean things to say.

Daddy says he just does his best and leaves the results to God.

Daddy says you said pretty much the same thing.

It’s good that you learn this early in life. Now, don’t forget.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.

Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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