When I told people I was going to major in communication in college, they looked at me like I was a fool.
“I thought you were smart,” said one uncle. “Why don’t you study to be a doctor?”
“You won’t find a stable job,” said another uncle. “You need to go into the medical field, and you’ll always find work.”
He later changed his mind and apologized.
My friends and I say our parents’ generation was about survival and stability. Work hard and put food on the table. They did very well for themselves out of faith and perseverance.
We’re starting our lives with huge advantages — access to people and information, familiarity and integration with the culture, access to money and education. Opportunities are everywhere.
Cloniness is the poison.