You know what really gets to me? Parents sit there for your entire life telling you that they’ll love you no matter what and that you can be whatever you want to be when you get older.
Instead, as you get older, they start expecting you to behave how they want you to, which is fair in terms of…
I agree with this and I don’t. I think that one should never let the opinions of others dissuade you from pursuing your dreams (you know if they’re in the realm of possibility, physically possible and not grossly immoral or illegal). On the other hand I believe that older generations do have some incites that we don’t, just like we have incites that younger generations don’t. It all comes down to experience. The way that we learn is through trial and error, but we have this great ability to learn from the mistakes of others, if we choose to. It may be seen as the person giving you advice is trying to crush your dreams, and make you conform. That may be the case some times. But in my experience , people tend to mean well they just don’t know how to articulate themselves so they don’t sound hostile or belittling, It may be that they just don’t understand what you really want to do, it may be that they see the hundreds or thousands of people that perform in the street or subway or sell their art on the street corner, making little to no money and somewhat foolishly hoping that one day they’ll get there break, but never going about it in a well planned out realistic way. They just don’t want to see you fail, even if it’s their definition of failure and not yours. Sometimes people just define success differently than others.
so basically, I think people just need to listen to the incites of others, but also listen to their hearts and heads. Never give up on your dreams but at the same time, use the opinions of others to help you make a realistic plan to achieve your goals. If you need to, use those negative words as fuel and prove them wrong.