Here’s some proof that no matter how successful a person may be, their parents always think they could be doing better. Ariel Helwani talks to Ronda Rousey’s mom Ann Maria De Mars:
You’re the reason why she got into judo Did you ever think it would translate into a career like this?
No, absolutely not. I thought she would win the Olympics and then go to graduate school and get a PHD in biology and become the next Jacques Cousteau and do research in marine biology. But it didn’t quite turn out that way.
But you’re happy none the less, right?
Well, she’s very happy and everybody says whatever my child wants to do I will support them. Which, they’re thinkin ‘Oh, if they go to medical school or law school’ and that. ‘Oh, they decide to punch people in the face and break their arm?’ But she’s happy and she likes it so … it’s good.
I’ve already done my meme-twister graphic for the day so I won’t do another, but I think Ronda’s mom gives High Expectation Asian Father a run for his money. “Bronze? What year is this, 3000BC?” “That Strikeforce belt is okay I guess but a doctorate would be better!” “What are your plans for when you’re older? No one is gonna put you on the cover of a magazine naked then.”