Growing up, my parents never complimented me or any of my siblings publicly. They only did so privately and still continue to do so today. Even at my Master's Graduation, where they were able to walk across the stage with me, they just had the BIGGEST smiles but didn't say much. I once asked my mom about this, and she said that dad and her simply wanted to avoid putting us on pedestals and making us feel pressured in any way to succeed. They wanted us to want that for ourselves and not because they wanted it for us. They also wanted us to learn to be humble in our success while also take our failures and setbacks in strides. Furthermore, they just wanted is to have humility, compassion for others, and work hard in everything we do. For my mom who never got to go to school and learned to read mostly on her own and my dad who was pulled out of school at 6th grade, they are truly are my heroes. As a kid, I watched my dad rarely taking days off from work unless it was one of us graduating or receiving awards at schools. I witnessed my parents worked tirelessly and struggled so much to support our family. This quote basically sums up what they have instilled upon me, and I am so grateful for that.