Don’t Listen to Your Parents

What motivates you? What drives you? Far too often I see friends of mine pursuing careers in fields of little interest because they hear money is good. However, they fail to understand they will be miserable within the first year of their job, quit and be back at square one. So here is what I say to all of you entering college. Don’t listen to your parents! Parents want nothing but the best for their children but, fail to realize the best for their kids could mean not being a lawyer or doctor and instead a struggling journalist. Parents come from a generation that taught them to work to pay the bills. They think a job is a job and it’s supposed to be hard. Our generation is different. We are young enough that we should be working to make a difference. Work in a field that makes you happy. Work isn’t really work if you like what you are doing. If you pursue what you love, money is bound to follow. You will find a way to pay the bills. Instead of being physically drained by work, you will become energized and invigorated by what you are doing.

Basically, do what makes you happy. Don’t listen to anyone else. It’s great to take advice and make sound decisions but this is your life, you make your own decisions and choices on who and what you want to be.


About brendenmartin05

I am a graduate student earning my Master's In Teaching, working as an Administrative Assistant, looking for ways to change the public education field for the better using technology and imagination

Posted on February 23, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great advice.

    I think finding the courage to pursue a field your parents wouldn’t be the most thrilled about, but excites you more than anything else is a huge challenge especially for young adults who’ve been chasing parental approval for most of their lives… But in the end if you don’t, you might live a miserable life…

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