One can wander if there is truth in human performance and achieving life long goals depends on culture; because culture shapes and influence family styles in so many ways. If so, some cultures are arguably viewed as detrimental attribute to failure and others view vice-versa. If so then some cultures must reform and lien toward success by abandon the old traditions that are not realist in this era of modern technology advancement and global village.
Question: does wild parties and do things because grandparents before us did so, and not because it is a good thing to do, hurting some segments of the population? Does calculated and high expectations with arranged path of future as way of upbringing makes another segments of the population better off? Does great ambitions on education and consistent transformation as serious way of living gives some segments of population an upper hand? Does sense of ownership and seriousness of life and its matters, not dealing with only things that makes one to having fun, gives one segment of population a dedicated role in the community? These, and many more like these, are facts of ways we all together chose to raise our children; and these upbringings provide different outcomes and behind them there is sense of culture driven attributes.
For example, as an African, some cultural aspects and traditions that we follow, depicts the problems that