Parents.... I don't feel like reaching my life goals because of that...maybe next life. Also, I'm sorry if you've seen this already, it's not a repost, I just h
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#5 - thechosentroll (06/01/2013) [-]
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Believe it or not, doing what you're best at isn't always the best option. For example, I'm incredible when it comes to chemistry and biology and I could easily become a doctor, but I don't feel like running around all day, dealing with sick people, so I'm gonna study computer **** in university (yes, "computer **** " is a technical term. Look it up). Alas, the entry exam for that is math and I suck horribly at it. Still, I'm busting my balls to get in. Sometimes you just gotta stop and say to yourself "Do I REALLY feel like doing this for the rest of my life?"

As for being good at art, the laws of the internet demand that I mention McDonalds in my comment atleast once.
#10 to #5 - Rascal (06/01/2013) [-]
It does say you were always into, not best at.
User avatar #63 to #5 - capinsquiggles (06/02/2013) [-]
I thought about going into "computer **** " for most of my life because I was pretty good at what I did with them, but I decided that I didn't want to turn what I do in my spare time into my job for the rest of my life because I'd feel weird coming home to do what I do at work in my spare time too, would just be an overload, so I'm going into Psychology, which I happen to be pretty good at too
#79 to #5 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
If you suck at math you cant become a doctor with ease
#90 to #79 - laminated (06/02/2013) [-]
Math is overrated at med school. Even though the entry-level requirements in relation to math are really high, the actual math you'll be using is average in difficulty, at the most. All formulas and tables you need are provided when you need them. Of course, it varies a lot from subject to subject and speciality (pharmacology uses math a lot), but generally math is less important.
User avatar #88 to #5 - qazsa (06/02/2013) [-]
I know what you mean bro, at first I was thinking about going into a career involved in maths just because I was good at it, but then I decided I didnt really want to take maths at uni and that a career in it wasnt really my thing so now when I hit 18 I want to join the police, regardless of the fact that I am physically unhealthy I will not give up to get accepted.
#89 to #5 - laminated (06/02/2013) [-]
I agree with what you're saying, and find it reasonable, just keep in mind that medicine is just as much about communication and memorization. Where i'm from, biology as a subject isnt even required to get into medical school, and chemestry is required at an average level. The academical education is rarely a reflection of the actual work you'll be doing aftwerwards.
#31 to #5 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
"Could be a doctor...Suck at math"

#42 to #5 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
wait how are you incredible at chemistry but suck at math?
User avatar #91 to #42 - thechosentroll (06/02/2013) [-]
Geometry. **** GEOMETRY!
User avatar #6 to #5 - ewqua (06/01/2013) [-]
You're right, but I also enjoy these much more than some science. I could actually see myself as a delegate or something like that. You know, travelling around the world, seeing beautiful places...I would actually love that and I feel like this could be the future for me...and it's a big plus I'm good at it.
But as long as I don't fulfill my parents' dreams, those they weren't able to reach, I will probably be stuck where I am.
Also, Soul Eater reference! Yay! :3
#8 to #6 - thechosentroll (06/01/2013) [-]
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Good luck with that and I hope you manage to do it. As for me, my parents were never much of an issue. Both my parents were forced to study things they hated, so they've both agreed that I should choose my own career. Also, they say that this way I can't blame them for anything since it was my idea.
User avatar #9 to #8 - ewqua (06/01/2013) [-]
You're a lucky person thank you for you support, though.
User avatar #7 to #6 - ewqua (06/01/2013) [-]
Of course art is just a side thing for me. I do love it, but I don't see the future with it.
User avatar #52 to #6 - sedativechunk (06/02/2013) [-]
I don't know you personally or how your parents are but if they are just trying to get you a good job/education in the future you should be grateful. My parents are (literally) senior citizens, they never went to college, they're piss poor broke, they never realized what college is about and never provided me with any useful knowledge about a career/college. If they are helping you in any way (including paying for college) you shouldn't get too bummed out!
For many years I always wanted to be a professional musician. Honestly, though, it's a horrible field to get a job. The only things out there for musician is actual jobs with an enormous amount of competition or education. And I actually tried to get work/be successful. There are too many musicians out there trying to make a name for themselves and it's the same in arts and similar fields, trust me!

I got into web development/computer programming for my main field now. I'm five years into college and already making pretty decent money at it working from home with my own biz + working for a couple companies. Sitting behind a computer isn't my dream job but I love programming and computers. I get to make money and enjoy the things in life I do like.
Bottom line, don't get upset. And honestly your parents shouldn't force you into something you really don't like. Your an adult now? Stick up for yourself a little and speak up. I think you need to communicate and meet them halfway for a career you's all agree on. FYI languages is a very good field to get into if you're talking bout something with translations. I actually do programming for a language company and trust me, they are LOADED!
User avatar #57 to #52 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
I know, I should probably be grateful for that, but I really don't see myself in a field of science. I actually go to high school that is focused on science, but luckily there are some languages too, even though not on a very high level. That's why I go to some courses after school etc.
Besides, if I didn't know that languages are a very good way to make a living, I wouldn't be bitching so much. But I know that you can make a pretty good living with them, so I see no reason why force me into some science stuff I will never understand. I don't need a ******** of money, and I think languages provide enough money to take care of myself and my family, I mean when my parents will be old and not able to work.
And so, I see no logic in their actions. If they think I will fulfill their dreams they didn't reach because they weren't trying hard enough (now I'm not being ungrateful, my grandma actually told me that father didn't care about school and went through just because he was lucky), they are horribly wrong.
User avatar #11 - dickbewt (06/01/2013) [-]
My parents have never been like this. They've been incredibly supportive. They wanted me to be a musician because I'm very musical, yet I'm going to be taking medical science in College, and they've behind me 100%. I love my folks.
#13 to #11 - turtlewithashotgun (06/02/2013) [-]
silently envying and judging you
silently envying and judging you
#66 - zvon (06/02/2013) [-]
This might be even worse
#74 to #66 - derpypotato (06/02/2013) [-]
that's a horrible true
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User avatar #82 to #66 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, I guess so.
#12 - jjholt ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
the world doesn't need more starving artists.
User avatar #56 to #12 - roflnaut (06/02/2013) [-]
But the world also needs more people that enjoy what they do, even if the money is not good.
I would rather be doing what I love and barely have enough money, than work in a cubicle and make a decent amount of money.
User avatar #62 to #56 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
I absolutely agree :3
#50 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
Anyone who thinks they can't make a living off of art doesn't have the creativity to do it. There are so many ways you can utilize that skill. Forensics sketches, advertisements, traditional art, animation. I combined my two passions together, I'm currently on the road to becoming a graphics designer for vidja gaems and it pays just fine. My sister is a blacksmith and a jewelry maker and she makes a living alright

My other friend has dedicated his life to charity organizations that travel around the world helping those in need. You can literally do anything, people shouldn't feel stick because of their parents. It's you who controls your future, not them, that's what it means to be an adult
#72 to #50 - crickity (06/02/2013) [-]
The thing about being an artist is that you can make your own work and define your own job.
#51 to #50 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
A chick got paid thousands of dollars to vomit colored food dye puke on Lady GaGa in the name of art
#61 to #51 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
That's...RADICAL! :3
#55 - chemistryphysics (06/02/2013) [-]
my dad has a phd in English and now forces me to study English and philosophy even though i'm better at math and science, enjoy it more, and would probably get a better job if i studied it.
User avatar #58 to #55 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
That's the same, just reversed. I know that feeling, bro.
#92 to #58 - chemistryphysics (06/02/2013) [-]
i should also probably mention that he did get his phd from stanford, the college with the second best English program in the country, so him wanting me to do it is kind of understandable, but it's still annoyinh.
User avatar #93 to #92 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
I understand. Well, my father has probably the easiest university in the world (some Technical university in Ostrava) with an ing title and my mother has only a high school, so forcing me to be a nerd/genius/uber mega scientist doesn't seem very fair to me, since they kinda gave up on school...
#67 to #58 - chemistryphysics (06/02/2013) [-]
yeah it sucks. i practically had to beg him to let me sign up for ap chemistry for my sophomore year instead of ap art history.
#36 - eattherich ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
What are these memes called please? They make me laugh like a happy vladimir putin.
#38 to #36 - bloodmagic (06/02/2013) [-]
Scumbag parents.

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#39 to #38 - rosietheamazon (06/02/2013) [-]
i hate that 			*******		 thing.
i hate that ******* thing.
User avatar #47 to #41 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
Yaaay Supernatural gif! :3
#19 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
My favorite part about funnyjunk is how everyone always bashes on art in the comments but on a countless occasions i've seen drawings, computer drawings, music, and other art make it to the frontpage. I say just let people do whatever they want as long as they don't suck dick at it.
#25 to #19 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
But most of the art here sucks dick and is stolen form other aritsts.
User avatar #14 - squeemonster (06/02/2013) [-]
[Warning: possibly boring part of my life story]

I've always wanted to be a psychologist since I was in 8th grade but due to market saturation, I decided by myself to enroll in the area of science and technology, opposed to Humanitarian studies when I got to 10th grade. You could see the obvious gap between my grades in the different subjects, I got B's and C's in biology, physics and chemistry and A's at everything related to language, literature, philosophy and so on.

I then went to my country's equivalent to MIT and enrolled in Computer Science and Engineering and I might not love it to bits but I can't blame my parents for it because I was the one who decided, since I wanted something to break my fall in the future. And although my grades are seriously average, they are proud that I'm actually even completing the course in the toughest engineering college around, even though I'm absolutaly off my comfort zone.

Sometimes you have to postpone your dreams to start building your future up a bit first. If you just chase it blindly, you'll probably fail and end up as miserable as you'd be in the area you don't enjoy. I'd know, my two older siblings did that and they are now unemployed. With a masters in cinema and another in the history of art and dance, who'd knew?

User avatar #17 to #14 - angelmatvey (06/02/2013) [-]
Good luck, and I hope you get to chase your dream someday once you have a ******* of money and a nice house.
User avatar #34 to #17 - squeemonster (06/02/2013) [-]
Nah, I just want enough to get by, I intend to gain work experience for one to three years after I finish Computer Science and then go back and persue my dream, get my masters in psychology as a student-worker if I work hard enough to achieve my goal, who knows?
User avatar #1 - mrheavyxd (06/01/2013) [-]
i have the same problem.
i am doing an engineer school at the moment and i hate it.
i am planning to go to another college next year though.

also good luck to you
User avatar #2 to #1 - ewqua (06/01/2013) [-]
Good luck to you too, I hope you'll like your new college (:
Also you remind me of my best friend, she is leaving this year because she can't stand it anymore. And my second best friend left the school last year. So, on the top of that, I'll be there alone with psycho nerds and even more psycho teachers. Yaaaay! ):
User avatar #3 to #1 - winsauceiswin (06/01/2013) [-]
same here!

i want to be a writer; instead i'm learning electrical engineering =[
#29 to #3 - captnpl (06/02/2013) [-]
You can still write in your spare time, but now you'll also be able to eat food and sleep inside!
User avatar #4 to #1 - payseht ONLINE (06/01/2013) [-]
dropped out of two colleges where I wasn't doing well at and generally hated all because my parents kept pushing me to do them. Currently planning to go to a college of my choice this year, which is computer sciences.
User avatar #43 - I Am Monkey (06/02/2013) [-]
Part of being a parent is telling your child when they're ******* up. i.e. majoring in Art. Presumably it's their money paying for the college and they're making sure it goes towards a successful career.
#48 to #43 - ubercookieboy (06/02/2013) [-]
Even if the kid doesn't give the most airborne of 			*****		 and never tries.
Even if the kid doesn't give the most airborne of ***** and never tries.
User avatar #49 to #43 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
I probably didn't make myself clear, because a lot of people are commenting that art will not make for a living etcetera etcetera, and missing the language part. I love art, but don't see a living in it. Languages, on the other hand...that's the thing for me. And it's not that hard to make a living with it?
#20 - comradewinter ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
Better to have a stellar job in science than not having a job at all. Art and Language degrees are nothing but well-decorated diplomas. I used to love sports, but I didn't attend a sports academy anyway, because it's a risky business where it's almost impossible to make a living unless you have a career. Most of the time you can't get the dream job, and that's final.
#21 to #20 - IAMDIZZYONFANTA (06/02/2013) [-]
Or choose to do a degree because it will teach you something, which is the point of most humanities and arts. I'm not saying that going for a diploma for a career isn't legit, but it doesn't mean we should neglect the stuff we happen to be good at. Should a naturally talented artist who fumbles in every other field half-ass a Chemistry degree in the hopes of a better job, instead of taking an Art degree? Probably not.
#22 to #21 - comradewinter ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
You're better served to experiment with art on your own if you plan on making a career of it instead of tossing money at art studies. If you want to be employed, you meet up not only with a CV, but also work you've done to prove your worth. An art degree is generally useless, and language degrees are pretty much only used for intepretors.

It's better to be bad at something and still make a profit instead of being a world champ at something you will never be recognized for. Safe future always wins.
User avatar #27 to #22 - organiclead ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
I don't know, I've seem a lot of artists who have said their life drawing classes have been the best thing they've ever done for their art. You apparently keep attributing an art degree only to classical art and not animation, website design, interior decorating, technical writing and photoshoper. While there are a lot of useless art degrees out there, there's still demand for the people who aren't going into art because they think it's "easy".

On another note, the two most useless degrees I've seen are history degrees and pure business degrees. If you get a degree in history, you're only going to get a job as a history teacher and you're better off just starting a business than getting a degree in business.
#23 to #22 - IAMDIZZYONFANTA (06/02/2013) [-]
Eh, I suppose that's fair. Although I more than understand someone going for a humanities degree just to get better at something they do that isn't classically employable, since universities are places of learning as much as they are places of employment. For example, specific photography fields, taking a university course in them gives you daily access to portfolios and experts that you would otherwise not get near. Me? I take the compromise. I'm doing a writing course that leaves me open to various advertising and publicity management fields, but it gets me better at writing and is giving me headstart access to various poetry/prose publishers and drama firms at the same time.

I never realised that there was an actual technical practice to writing well. The art of good writing has actually been codified. If someone ever tells you to just "write what feels right" then they are ************ you so hard.
User avatar #40 to #20 - rosietheamazon (06/02/2013) [-]
if i had a degree in art i would doodle on it
User avatar #28 to #20 - doombunni (06/02/2013) [-]
I was a biology major my freshman year of college, and did absolutely horrible. I could not comprehend any of the basic chemistry needed, no matter how hard I studied, and failed two classes, something I've never done before. I talked to my uncle over winter break about what to do. He told me that you can bull your way through any degree, that doesn't mean your good at it. He works in pharmaceutical labs, and says half of his chemists are ****** because they don't truly understand what they're doing. They never learned, just went through the motions and got their degrees. The next semester I changed my major to history, something I love and am quite good at, and graduated with a good gpa. It might not get me a job that pays as high as a science degree, but I actually learned something, and I didn't hate my life for three years doing it.

tl;dr: Study something you love and are good at, not what will get you the most money. You can push your way through any degree and still completely suck in that subject
User avatar #46 to #28 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
I absolutely agree. It's better to enjoy something and to know you're good at it, than getting a ******** of money for something you hate. Money isn't that important, after all.
User avatar #87 - andovaredoras (06/02/2013) [-]
i wanted to learn science and arts, but mom forced me to go to a music school for 8 years, from the age of 6. (She's pretty much the tyrant of this family)
User avatar #78 - fargone (06/02/2013) [-]
Ha ha! I'm not good at anything! I win!
User avatar #65 - SuperHyperCrazy (06/02/2013) [-]
What are careers that involve international (for lack of a better word) **** ? I like to think that I'm good at languages and I'd love to travel, but it'd be even better to be paid for doing these things.
#69 to #65 - winniedawho (06/02/2013) [-]
Tourism Management... Flight attendant... Bus driver
#71 to #65 - crickity (06/02/2013) [-]
Travel agent, English teacher, Translator (but you have to meet seeeriously rigid fluency requirements for that).
User avatar #53 - schreit (06/02/2013) [-]
When I have kids, I will do everything in my power to make sure they will succeed in life with what they are happy doing. If they show an aptitude for the arts I will help them out instead of telling them they will be a starving artist, and then force them to forget about their dream.
User avatar #35 - Lintutu (06/02/2013) [-]
I wanted to be a gaming concept artist. But that is pretty much EVERYONE'S dream if they like to draw and play games. Not to mention, there's a high chance i won't be successful. I'm going to try and be a Sign Language interpreter
#30 - repostsrepost (06/02/2013) [-]
Good luck getting a career with art. though multiple languages is great.
#18 - Rascal (06/02/2013) [-]
Take what you learn from your sciency school and use it to write a detailed novel that doesn't have 'It's magic' for an excuse.
User avatar #45 to #18 - ewqua (06/02/2013) [-]
That's actually a great idea ^_^
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