So, I have 6 months till I apply to universities and I don't know what to choose because my mom doesn't agree with what I want to do. She's paying so she has to say yes, unfortunately :(.
I'm really, really, realllly into Earth Science and physics and they're something I'm good at too. I hate medicine and biology but my mom keeps pushing me into it because you "make good money". Like I don't care? You make pretty good money as a geologist or Astronautic engineer too! Hell, I'd rather be a physics professor than a doctor even if they earn less, because it's something I love and just because it doesn't make a high amount of money doesn't mean much if I can still survive with it. Being a girl, the physical sciences are probably going to open more doors for me too because they want more girls involved.
Another reason my mom keeps saying no (and the dumbest reason too) is that there may not be jobs here in Canada, for my chosen profession and my mom's worried that when it comes down to getting me married. (I'm brown so uh arranged marriage it is) guys might not want to move where I'm getting a job. I don't care? What if i don't want to move where his job is? Why do I have no say? and I'm fucking 17. I'm choosing my career to make ME happy. Not someone else.
I want to cry. I really don't know what to do. It's gotten down to the point where i'm just like "fuck it" and wanting to tell her she doesn't have to pay for uni if she doesn't agree with what i want to take because i'd rather be happy that go with what she thinks is a normal job and be miserable.
I've told her all of the above ( minus the last part) and she still doesn't agree.
No offense if you are a doctor but engineers and scientists have far better critical thinking skills than doctors do, yet my mom thinks they're stupid. Lmao okay. Just go with stupid stereotypes and not see the fact that one is based off of problem-solving and the other is based off of memorization.
Most Helpful Guy
Earth Science and physics... become an engineer or architect or some kind of environmental specialist.
I wasn't sure what I wanted to be when I was 17, so I got railroaded into a Journalism degree by my parents so I'd be going off to do *something* and what a huge waste of time it was, too. I have NEVER worked in the field.1
Most Helpful Girl
Hey another Canadian omg I can relate. Well let me describe myself I'm going to go in my first year of sociology. Many people will argue that a useless degree but I did some research and I can become what I want to be from this degree (a social worker). Regardless what people say I want to do it because it will make me happy. Besides right now the baby boomers are sooner or later going to retire so we can fill in these positions. I think whatever you choose you be fine because these baby boomers (which is the biggest age group of Canada right now) have to leave their jobs they have no choice. Add in the fact that less people in our generation and the generation in their early 20 to mid 40s are having less children. We will have a open market soon but the problem will be that it be competitive. I think if you talk to her and bring up what I said and you have to CONVINCE her would likely get you in program you want :).1
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