What happens during childhood does affect adulthood.
Most Asian children are told to not question when they are given something. Questioning an elderly may be a sign of disrespect.
Teaching in an international school allows me to make this conclusion confidently. It is true, you know. The Asian children pick up such good traits from their Western peers.
During the first few weeks of school, the Asians were mostly reserved. During circle time, most of the hands raised (to answer a question) is that of my Caucasian children.
Towards the middle of the term, I can start to see the Asian children opening up and actually participating in activities.
If only I had the same chance to receive my education in an international school. I wonder how I might have turn out then.