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Holy fuck just got off phone with my parents who live overseas. I feel like they have such high expectations of me and constantly want me to go according to their plans. Move here move there, do this job do that job. I’m so fucking sick of it

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You’re in McK - we all have high expectations of you 😉

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LOL stop!!! Haha

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A lot of us are on "a track": 1. Good UG, research, MD/PHD 2. Consulting to MBA to management 3. CS to tech to startup 4. IB to PE/VC Break with it once and it's pretty liberating. Left the research track to do wine chemistry for two years in Napa and anything "traditional" I did after was seen as a plus rather than as expected

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You forgot 5. Good UG, JD, Corporate law But yup sounds about right to me

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Overseas? Have you considered l y i n g?

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Well- did they pay for your education and everything else in your life? They expect you to appreciate the opportunities that you’ve had and make something of yourself. It’s called encouragement and support.

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That feels like a strawman...There's obviously a line between an expectation of respect vs one of total control. Let's not pretend parents of the latter don't exist--from pushback on career to choice of mate (due to race, class, gender, etc)

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