I choose you
What do you want to be? An Architect? Engineer? Doctor? What’s holding you back? Who do you really want to be for the rest of your life? What course will you take then? These are the questions that some high school students encounter. At some point in our high school life, we thought deeply on what course to take in college. We spent hundreds of hours thinking about that one decision that could change us forever. This may be the hardest decision a teenager could ever make because their whole life will reflect on that decision. But who really gets to decide regarding these matters? Is it our parent or our personal decision? Parents choosing their son/daughter’s career for them have been evident for the past years up until now. What happens to our decision then? Nothing. Those long hours of thinking have gone to waste. Although parents know what is best for their children, their interference with choosing course in college should be stopped because it hinders freedom, wastes effort and holds back happiness.
“Mothers know best” is a quotation that has been famous for generations. Before children could actually think for themselves, their parents decide for what is right and just for them. Parents would only give their best bets and try hard to make the right choices for them. It’s a parent’s obligation to do so for the first few years of their children’s lives. But does the same principle apply in making a decision on what career path to take? Many parents questioned the ability of the youth to decide for themselves. According to statistics, only 4% of the teenagers belonging to families that didn’t encourage them to even attend college decided to pursue higher education. On the other hand, 41% of the students belonging to families that not only encouraged but also pushed them to take certain courses chose to do so. This statistics has shown that teenagers are incapable of deciding for themselves. Their way of thinking may still be unfit for the...
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