Sorry mama, I don't want to be a doctor.
Sorry mama, I don't want to be a doctor. stories
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wong
wongAspiring dog owner
Autoplay OFF  •  a year ago
For the kids who are studying something because their parents want them to. You're not alone.

Sorry mama, I don't want to be a doctor.

by wong

I wasn't good at science and math classes

But you said they would help me get to med school. I took it and would get so stressed to the point of crying myself to sleep

I have my own passion and hobbies

But you dismissed all of them, arguing that they would lead to nowhere. I listened to you, and took on an educational path that would take me more than 10 years to complete.

I have to sacrifice a lot of things that I love

But you said that you sacrificed more to get me to where I am now. I thought parents should give their kids things that they were deprived of themselves.

I wanted to go into a career path that I am passionate about

But you said that I am not good enough for doing those jobs. What if I am not good enough to be a doctor either.

Thanks for reading!

PS. This wasn't for myself. My parents are super chill about my grades. This is for all my friends who wanted to say all this but couldn't.

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izal5416Bronze Commasave me
a year agoReply
Oh phew. Wasn't about you. Chill parents are the best!

a year agoReply
Thanks for this writeup, Wong! It's noble to speak up on behalf of your friends. I wish this dialogue were more common

sydneyVerifiedco-creator of Commaful
a year agoReply
I know the feeling <3 to everybody who also went or goes through this.