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My parents all my life wanted to grow up to become a doctor, I agreed and went along with it for years. The thing is, my passion is not in healthcare but in crime. The way I can sit down and investigate crimes or psychology for hours because I enjoy it so much, shows where’s my passion really is. My grades are not super low overall but my chemistry and math marks have always been my lowest, around 60% or a C. My parents are aware about my marks, I’ve tried tutors and studying for hours as well but it is just not clicking. My parents also want me to take my SAT even tho it is not required for my country, they want me to open up opportunities for me. I know they mean well, but no matter how hard I try my passion is no where near what they want me to become. I’ve tried to talk about this to my mom at least and she said it’s too risky. I know it’s a little risky, but I’d still like to try my best to become something I want. My grades for my other classes are great, around 80% or higher. I’m not sure what to do, it’s all stressing me out and really affecting my mental health.
in10RjFox · M
Try communicating to your parents through a letter instead of trying to talk. And make them read it while you are away. The advantage is that they will listen to you fully by reading the letter as against interrupting you by admonishing frowning etc and not let you complete what you wish to convey.

Use metaphors like [b]You are asking a fish to climb a tree and not letting it swim[/b] . Say that you are not cut up for some subjects that medicine requires and you will eventually fail or lose time.
Allelse · 31-35, M
It's your life and you're the one that has to live with your choices, not them. Follow your passion and if your parents cant handle it then you cut them out of your life, they're just people after all and you owe them nothing, they chose to conceive you and not the other way around.
Wiseacre · F
@Allelse exactly
Wiseacre · F
Do as u wish, not as they wish...it's YOUR future, YOUR life!
Tyimsytaswnb · 41-45, F
You do what you want not live their dreams for them.
justanothername · 51-55, M
Always follow your passion :)
Desertine · 26-30, M
Then pursue what you wish.
MarkPaul · 26-30, M
You will be a doctor.
Have you looked into forensic pathology? You need an MD degree and detective's ability to distinguish the natural from the unnatural. Could be a good fit!

https://hsc.unm.edu/omi/about/faq/forensic-pathologist.html
https://www.purdue.edu/science/careers/what_can_i_do_with_a_major/Career%20Pages/forensic_pathologist.html
All I can say is don’t waste your time with psychology. Lots of study and then high burn out.
Fluffybull · F
Live your own life, not your parents'.

 
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