How to deal with parents who want you to have a certain career and you want something else

[ 2 min read ] You tell them that you don’t want any money or help from them (now or after their death) and you pick the thing that you want. They’ve just lost their major argument (source of power) — their financial involvement. As long as they invest money, or think... Read more →

My message to one Parker (whose parents think they’re Batmans and he is Gotham and needs to be saved).

[ 4 min read ] A guy named Parker wanted to know how he can gain support from his parents for, as he put it, wanting to pursue a career in secondary education, when they only care that he has a “respectable” and “rewarding” job (i.e. lots of money). I... Read more →

What do most liberal arts majors do after graduation, honestly? (On Mickey Mouse college degrees).

[ 2 min read ] There is this conventional thinking in our society that in your late teenage years you must acquire some “practical” education, thus pick a major that offers good, concrete (real) career opportunities. One after which you will have a real job. That’s what my parents preached... Read more →