“Of course it matters. I want to be an engineer. And you want to study birds. Be like that American painter in the swamps. Why else do any of this if not to become who we want to be?”
Excerpt From: Doerr, Anthony. “All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel.”
The conflict between what a kid wants and what the parents want or the world demands.
Most of the time, the parents have the best interests of their kids in mind in choosing their lifetime careers. A livelihood which is stable financially throughout their lives. But the kids, who are idealistic, have other things in mind. They have their own passions and interests. They don’t think about stability.
A healthy compromise must be reached.