Follow My Dreams Or Be Disowned?
This is a difficult question, and the decision you make will have a major impact on your life. On one hand, following your college dreams is a noble pursuit; it requires dedication and commitment, and can potentially open a world of opportunity. On the other hand, if it means your parents will disown you, it is a difficult decision since family is a huge part of our lives. Before you make your decision, it is important to consider both sides of the equation. First, consider what it would mean to follow your college dreams. What kind of education will you be pursuing? Are there any financial or other obstacles you will face in achieving your dream? Are there any potential benefits, such as increased earning potential or job opportunities? Be honest with yourself about these potential benefits and drawbacks. Second, consider what it would mean to have your parents disown you. How would this impact your relationship with them? Would it change how you feel about them? Would it create a rift in your family? Would it be hard for you to live with this decision in the long–term? Be honest with yourself about the potential emotional and psychological costs of this decision. Finally, it is important to consider the support system you have in place. Do you have friends and family who will support you in pursuing your dreams, even if your parents do not? Are there any mentors or teachers who you can turn to if you need advice or help? Think about the resources that are available to you and how they can help you make an informed decision. No matter what decision you make, it is important to remember that it is ultimately up to you. You are the one who has to live with the consequences of your choice, so be sure to think it through carefully and make the decision that is right for you. It is a difficult decision, but one that you have to make for yourself. Good luck!
For another perspective, we asked Judge Josh at Outlaw Student the same question — here’s what he said: https://www.outlawstudent.com/2010/11/parental-horseshit/