Now before we get into this, I will like to thankfully say that this has never been said to me directly(not that I can remember). I mean, of course my parents (mother mostly) did try to encourage me to study law at the university, but I decided to study what I was passionate about – Politics; and I even went further to add International Politics. I mean, I just wasn’t interested in getting into Law or Medicine as a profession (mainly because I suck at Science) but I always thought I could still study Law in the future – if I really really wanted to; and even now I know I really do not want to.
What’s my point here?
Well my point is this. Traditionally and culturally, we are made to believe that if you are not a Lawyer, Accountant, Doctor or Engineer, you do not have a good enough job! This is absolute nonsense! There are so many other jobs in the world that are just as highly or even more important / valuable / profitable (IT, Entertainment, Government etc, for example) which some people mentally believe are not prestigious enough because they don’t fall into one of the four above.
I’m very lucky that God has blessed me with my own head on my own shoulders; taught me to follow my passion rather than the logic / dogma of those who are not living my life. Now don’t get me wrong (I have said that a lot today!), I think those professions are absolutely amazing and if you can get into and have a deep devotion to them, go right ahead! What I’m trying to say is, never ever allow anyone to tell you that your own choices are wrong for you – especially if you know that what you have chosen is exactly what you want, enjoy and or are born to do.
My opinion is: always follow your dreams and do exactly what you want – because if you don’t, you may in fact end up living someone else’s life, rather than your own – and you may never, ever attain your full potential, find fulfilment or happiness!
Remember: It’s ok if life knocks you down, it’s just not ok if you stay down!