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    (Original post by Wolfy^)
    It's even sadder when parents push kids like that through medschool, and they end up hating what they're doing or even giving it up, though I doubt that happens very often. Or at least I hope not.
    The kids will most likely burn out somewhere, definitely - á la Lindsay Lohan style.
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    (Original post by Phalanges)
    That reminds me of a story a tutor once told to me.

    He'd been doing interviews all day, and then this boy walked in. Before he'd even introduced himself, the boy simply said that he was sorry to waste the interviewer's time but he didn't want to study here. It transpired that he didn't want to study medicine, but at every point along the application path his parents had been standing over him, choosing where to apply, how to write his PS, and accompanying him to interviews. When he got into the room it was his first chance to be away from them and confess.

    It's really quite sad. And it's sad we live in a society where trailer-trash american mums who force their child actors to auditions are rightfully vilified, and yet those who do the exact same thing with more academic intentions get off relatively scot-free.
    Such a horrible situation for the boy
 
 
 
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