Sally (not her real name) shares her own painful story to illustrate why parents should not interfere with their children’s career choices.
May name is Sally. I am a daughter of two lawyers who had always wanted me to follow in their footsteps.
I performed well in school and my parents seized every moment to remind me of the importance of a prestigious career, like Law, Medicine or Engineering.
But being an overtly assertive kid, I defiantly told them that my passion was in the arts. I loved singing and writing and even wrote a small children’s novel at age eight.
My teachers were amazed by my creativity but my parents did not appear happy.
Neither my father nor mother congratulated me even as teachers heaped praises on my story book.
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