I meant to say I respected his decision, a lot. It's a career that isn't very popular, isn't very well paid and is really tough and yet he's still chosen it because it's what he wants to do and
respectful (not saying other careers aren't bdw).
The following is regarding the 'pointless conversation' about opinionated respectful careers.
Like fallen_acorns said, there are certain careers out there that some people are respected by some others a bit more for going in to. Doesn't mean that I respect every single person in the military because that's not true, but making a decision to go down that path is respectful IMO. There was a teacher at my secondary school who got 11 A*s at GCSE, 4 As at A level and graduated with a first class degree from Oxford in a science subject, and eventually he flew over to Africa to teach for free - again, I have a lot of respect for him for doing that. I can name a lot of careers that I would respect someone for going in to, and if someone said they're going in to them I would say the exact same thing that I said to Toronto.
I'm genuinely happy for and respect everyone here who are working towards something in their life. I'm not putting Toronto higher than say, sr90 or jam (seeing as I've spoken to these about career paths) or even you for that matter - so I'm not singling him out at all.
The whole respect thing for certain career paths is something that's characterised by opinions and you may well disagree, and that's fair enough. But arguing about any of my above points will be pointless because I probably won't see it like you do, and you won't like I do.
But yeah - congrats Toronto