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you think you’re something else

June 17, 2010

It’s pretty freaking hard to please your parents these days.  It’s like going to college probably used to make these people happy, but now it’s such a foregone fact that you will go, that there’s even some backlash against these bloated behemoths of higher learning.  It’s like, you got into a bunch of pretty good schools, not Harvard but not Central Washington University either, and then your parents get mad at you for not even considering community college.  I mean wasn’t there a time when parents were proud that their kids got into a 4-year institution, but now they’re just like, “Well you could get all those credits at Shoreline CC.”  It seems like everyone is just setting us up to succeed especially with these messages like, “You can do anything you want,” “You look like Katy Perry,” “Your life will be special and filled with success, and I don’t see years of admin assistant roles in your future!”  Parents don’t even get excited anymore about their progeny getting a job, or a scholarship or a Nobel Prize, and will hardly even look up from their Facebook page as they mumble, “We always told you you were special.”

No one ever triumphed over encouragement.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Kent McMillan permalink
    June 18, 2010 10:02 pm

    (Well, congratulations on the new job. The job market is so tight right now that finding work at something that interests you is hardly a given. )

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