Career Choices

Photo prompt © Daniel Cheung

His life had been mapped out from the minute he’d been born. His parents had never listened when he’d expressed his preferences; they’d claimed to know what he needed in order to be successful. But he didn’t have to listen to them any more – his life was his own, and no one else’s.

This post is for Sonya’s Three Line Tales challenge. This week’s prompt is by Daniel Cheung via Unsplash.

The internet connection in the village is being temperamental again at the moment, so I’m not sure how many blogs I’ll be able to visit or comments I’ll be able to respond to over the next few days. There have been BT engineers out checking over things pretty much constantly since Thursday, but things don’t seem to have improved yet. Any connection we get seems to gone again a minute later. It’s very frustrating. I’ve scheduled this post while on my lunch break at work. It’s a little hurried, so I hope it’s okay.

9 thoughts on “Career Choices

  1. We had similar thoughts! Hi-Five!
    Although I’m thankfully not one of them, an increasing amount of youth have no freedom to choose their careers for themselves.
    These children’s creativity gets clipped rudely, so much talent left undiscovered

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    1. Thanks Gina. The rubbish internet has been an ongoing problem in the village for a long time – though it’s been a while since it’s been as bad as this! Annoyingly, the last several days it’s been fine while I’ve been out at work, only to vanish as soon as I get home! I thought I’d reply to a few comments before I leave today. 🙂
      I’m glad you enjoyed the story. Thanks for reading!

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      1. Totally unpredictable stuff is very annoying – its ok on the replies Louise, whenever you are able to. I know you read them and just to leave a little mark tat your stories meant something to me.

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  2. I’m so glad this person has broken away and is doing their own thing rather than spending their life being miserable doing something they hate just to please ther parents.
    I hope your internet connection gets fixed soon.

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    1. I think a lot of people spend their lives miserable, doing a job that they hate – either to fulfill their parents expectations, or to fulfill society’s. Making the decision to do your own thing is not an easy one, especially if your own thing doesn’t earn you as much!
      I really hope the internet connection is fixed soon, as well. I’ve arrived home from work the past several days to be told that the internet has been okay all day. The minute I’ve tried to connect, though, nothing. It seems I’m jinxed. o_O
      Thanks for reading, Ali. 🙂


    1. I think most parents ty to do what they feel is best for their child. Unfortunately some think stifling inclinations that clash with their own view of happiness and success is what’s best… Thanks for reading. 🙂

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