Parents.... I don't feel like reaching my life goals because of that...maybe next life. Also, I'm sorry if you've seen this already, it's not a repost, I just h
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#5 - thechosentroll (06/01/2013) [+] (15 replies)
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Believe it or not, doing what you're best at isn't always the best option. For example, I'm incredible when it comes to chemistry and biology and I could easily become a doctor, but I don't feel like running around all day, dealing with sick people, so I'm gonna study computer **** in university (yes, "computer **** " is a technical term. Look it up). Alas, the entry exam for that is math and I suck horribly at it. Still, I'm busting my balls to get in. Sometimes you just gotta stop and say to yourself "Do I REALLY feel like doing this for the rest of my life?"

As for being good at art, the laws of the internet demand that I mention McDonalds in my comment atleast once.
#12 - jjholt ONLINE (06/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
the world doesn't need more starving artists.
User avatar #11 - dickbewt (06/01/2013) [+] (1 reply)
My parents have never been like this. They've been incredibly supportive. They wanted me to be a musician because I'm very musical, yet I'm going to be taking medical science in College, and they've behind me 100%. I love my folks.
#13 to #11 - turtlewithashotgun (06/02/2013) [-]
silently envying and judging you
silently envying and judging you
#66 - zvon (06/02/2013) [+] (3 replies)
This might be even worse
#36 - eattherich (06/02/2013) [+] (4 replies)
What are these memes called please? They make me laugh like a happy vladimir putin.
#39 to #38 - rosietheamazon (06/02/2013) [-]
i hate that 			*******		 thing.
i hate that ******* thing.
User avatar #43 - I Am Monkey (06/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Part of being a parent is telling your child when they're ******* up. i.e. majoring in Art. Presumably it's their money paying for the college and they're making sure it goes towards a successful career.
User avatar #14 - squeemonster (06/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
[Warning: possibly boring part of my life story]

I've always wanted to be a psychologist since I was in 8th grade but due to market saturation, I decided by myself to enroll in the area of science and technology, opposed to Humanitarian studies when I got to 10th grade. You could see the obvious gap between my grades in the different subjects, I got B's and C's in biology, physics and chemistry and A's at everything related to language, literature, philosophy and so on.

I then went to my country's equivalent to MIT and enrolled in Computer Science and Engineering and I might not love it to bits but I can't blame my parents for it because I was the one who decided, since I wanted something to break my fall in the future. And although my grades are seriously average, they are proud that I'm actually even completing the course in the toughest engineering college around, even though I'm absolutaly off my comfort zone.

Sometimes you have to postpone your dreams to start building your future up a bit first. If you just chase it blindly, you'll probably fail and end up as miserable as you'd be in the area you don't enjoy. I'd know, my two older siblings did that and they are now unemployed. With a masters in cinema and another in the history of art and dance, who'd knew?

User avatar #1 - mrheavyxd (06/01/2013) [+] (4 replies)
i have the same problem.
i am doing an engineer school at the moment and i hate it.
i am planning to go to another college next year though.

also good luck to you
#55 - chemistryphysics (06/02/2013) [+] (4 replies)
my dad has a phd in English and now forces me to study English and philosophy even though i'm better at math and science, enjoy it more, and would probably get a better job if i studied it.
#20 - comradewinter ONLINE (06/02/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Better to have a stellar job in science than not having a job at all. Art and Language degrees are nothing but well-decorated diplomas. I used to love sports, but I didn't attend a sports academy anyway, because it's a risky business where it's almost impossible to make a living unless you have a career. Most of the time you can't get the dream job, and that's final.
User avatar #87 - andovaredoras (06/02/2013) [-]
i wanted to learn science and arts, but mom forced me to go to a music school for 8 years, from the age of 6. (She's pretty much the tyrant of this family)
User avatar #78 - fargone (06/02/2013) [-]
Ha ha! I'm not good at anything! I win!
User avatar #76 - hirollin (06/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
In this economy those parents are probably making the wise choice. If it is hard to get a degree with something as basically useful as a business degree or an mba imagine how difficult it is to get something other than a ****** high school teaching job with an english degree or art degree. Take what you love doing and make it a hobby that COULD make you money in the future along side a job that is practical and useful. Cas once you major in something you like such as english or mythology you will grow to hate it because of all the ******** uselessness that is "higher level education."
User avatar #85 to #76 - syntheticdoll ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
Well some of my teachers have an art degree, teach what they learned (one of them designing, drawing, another one glass crafting) and they only have the job to have a fix income if they don't have enough job requests.
User avatar #65 - SuperHyperCrazy (06/02/2013) [+] (2 replies)
What are careers that involve international (for lack of a better word) **** ? I like to think that I'm good at languages and I'd love to travel, but it'd be even better to be paid for doing these things.
#59 - ColeTheUber ONLINE (06/02/2013) [+] (3 replies)
My experience was the exact opposite. My parents wanted me to follow my dream as a child and become a writer. But as I went through high school, I became cynical and obsessed with success; I told myself that I had to have a good degree, and that I couldn't do some "silly art program."
When I left high school, I decided to take up marketing and international business. I don't particularly enjoy it, but I keep telling myself that I'm doing it to make my parents proud, and that this will be better for me in the end.
But I know I'm lying to myself. I tell myself "You can't change majors now; you've come so far," but I hate what I'm doing. I know I should have listened to them. It kills me, because I saw my sister do the exact same thing when I was growing up, and I told myself that I would never forget my dreams.
User avatar #53 - schreit (06/02/2013) [-]
When I have kids, I will do everything in my power to make sure they will succeed in life with what they are happy doing. If they show an aptitude for the arts I will help them out instead of telling them they will be a starving artist, and then force them to forget about their dream.
User avatar #35 - Lintutu (06/02/2013) [-]
I wanted to be a gaming concept artist. But that is pretty much EVERYONE'S dream if they like to draw and play games. Not to mention, there's a high chance i won't be successful. I'm going to try and be a Sign Language interpreter
#30 - repostsrepost (06/02/2013) [-]
Good luck getting a career with art. though multiple languages is great.
#64 - teramellows (06/02/2013) [-]
My parents are the total opposite of this. Of course , skepticism played its part but they have full faith in me.

Being the first generation of my family from India to live in America, my parents wanted me to achieve many great things in life and to nurture me with something that they had always wanted growing up but didn't have. The Arts. To be more specific, Music.

They went out of their way to help me seek teachers and to enroll me in arts schools because they saw potential and they saw how happy I was from it. When it was time to decide where to go for college and what the plan should be, I knew it from the start.

Now I attend one of the United States' prestigious music conservatories, Oberlin Conservatory, studying vocal performance (hoping to do opera/ be a recitalist in the near distant future). I have to say I'm blessed with supporting parents and a **** ton of happiness.

sorry for that

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