Do my relatives impose their own opinions on me?

Currently, I am a high school student, and it is time to decise what college to enter.
My parents studied medicine in Harvard, and, nowadays, they are both the successful specialists in their fields. I always make a lot of efforts to have only high marks in school, and, at the same time, I have a job in a supermarket that allows me to earn some money for covering my expenses.
For a long time, I am interested in accounting, and I feel it’s what I would like to do in my life. My parents try to push me towards studying medicine, and they would like the family tradition to continue.
I made research about the best schools providing accounting education, and I think I’ll apply for admission in Penn. Although I’m pretty sure that I want to be an accountant, I feel that my patents are upset with my decision.
What would you do in my place?

6 Answers

  1. There are a lot of job offers for accountants, and there is no chance you will be upset with your decision. Only following your own goals will make you happy. It is possible to live a comfortable and stable life as an accountant, and you parents must be proud with your choice.
    If you would desire to become an actor, I would be on your parents’ side. But being an accountant is a great choice, and your parents are just acting selfishly.
    It seems, they think only about themselves in this case.

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  2. You should make your own decision regarding your future. In life, one must do anything he/she is passionate about. I think, there is a great possibility you’ll decide for some other field of study in a few years, so there is no need to choose your major at this particular moment.
    Maybe you’ll become interested in Law, Business, or Economics, who knows?
    In your choice of college, you need to concider a lot of options:
    1) the quality of education in school,
    2) the quality of school life there,
    3) opportunities, events, and sport activities.
    In my opinion, it is necessary to consider location and the weather conditions as well to enjoy your college life to full extent.

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  3. Accounting is great for earning good money. You can find a compromise with your parents by applying to Harvard, I guess.
    Harvard’s educational programs are excellent. And in this way you will keep the family tradition even without studying medicine.

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  4. Obviously, parents want the best for you. They simply don’t understand that their perception of “the best” differs from yours. But for your benefits, you may need to keep the option of medical education open.
    Will your parents agree to pay for college, if you refuse to be a doctor?
    Is there a chance for you to combine attendance of medical courses and the major accounting education?
    And will your parents be satisfied with such turn of events? You need to find some compromises with your parents because the struggle of opinions is of no benefit. Maybe if your parents will see that accounting really makes you happy, they will be happy for you too.
    But until then, some other options besides accounting must be open.

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  5. Doing something you don’t wanna do makes no sense.

    Nilvis Nilvis Answered
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  6. Your occupation must be your personal choice. Deviation from your own interests in life is dangerous. If you choose medicine, you more likely will regret about this decicion.

    Chang Chao Chang Chao Answered
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