Originally Posted by Squibby
I'm very lucky to have artistic (though often in-debt) parents - a musician and an artist/counselor who used to dance. They've always encouraged art over anything else, which is wonderful, but it does make me sad to see some of my friends whose parents are very oppressive in that area. I have a fantastically artistic friend who is forced to study almost constantly to be a veterinary doctor, making her stressed and over-worked. =(
That's a real shame. I actually have a friend who WANTS to be a vet. But is studying a lot of maths to actually do something like accounting until he is able to do what he really wants. His parents encourage him, but also give him the little push he needs to make something of himself. He's not really an arty kinda guy though, so maybe that's why it works for him.