So let me explain what I mean here. How many people feel like they are constantly pressured by their parents to follow the path they want to set for them? This has been on my mind lately and it's never felt more true. I love my parents to death and they do so much for me such as pay for my schooling, support my athletic endeavors, and are always there when I need advice. But for some reason it feels like I am living the life they want to see me have and not the one I want.
I was just curious if other people felt that because their parents were paying for their college tuition or really for any reason, that they felt their parents controlled them somewhat. My one thing I never want to do is to disappoint my parents after how much they have done for me but the current major I am in is uninteresting to me and it feels like the only reason I put up with it is so my parents will be proud of me.
I remember after I got hurt and decided to step down from my athletics teams freshmen year of college how disappointed my dad was in me for not toughing it out. I know he said that it was fine but I could tell it wasn't. I mean I have dreams that I always have wanted to pursue, albeit ones that seem very unlikely, but my parents seem to think its not going to prove fruitful in my endeavors to be successful. But to me it feels more like they have a skewed view of success. I don't measure success in the salary cap I make or the model of the car I drive, but in if I am truly happy with what I am doing. And it just seems like that is out of reach for me.
So, what are your alls thoughts on your parents?