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    I have always (yes, really) wanted to be an artist in some way: a writer or musician. However, no one seems to be supportive of this, so should I simply accept my offers for university this year?
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    It might be because you have not been clear in your goals. A "writer or a musician" - can you better describe what you want? You might find if you can come up with a plan, or at least a goal (what sort of writing? What sort of music?) then people may be more supportive because they will know how to help.
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    Money first. Passion later.
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    Well... I'd say go for it but expect failure and have a plan B.
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    Every city needs somebody to scrawl in chalk on the pavements.
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    What were your offers for?
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    (Original post by Abramovic)
    I have always (yes, really) wanted to be an artist in some way: a writer or musician. However, no one seems to be supportive of this, so should I simply accept my offers for university this year?
    Are you a good musician and/or are you a good writer? That might be the issue
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    It's not up to anyone else, it's you that takes the risk - you either don't get a break and spend your life poor, or you manage to get the right opportunity and end up minted. Are you happy with a career in those fields if it means you are not paid very well? That's the real test.
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    (Original post by midgemeister7)
    Are you a good musician and/or are you a good writer? That might be the issue
    My language teachers always tell me I write well and my friends as well. I've also been quite quick at learning instruments in the past. That's what others say though, because I hate my writing and music.

    (Original post by turn-to-page394)
    What were your offers for?
    Psychology (if you're asking for the subject).
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    (Original post by Abramovic)
    My language teachers always tell me I write good
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    (Original post by Simes)
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    I can't speak for myself, so I only tell others their views. Who else could I ask for feedback excluding my teachers and friends?
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    (Original post by Abramovic)
    I can't speak for myself, so I only tell others their views. Who else could I ask for feedback excluding my teachers and friends?
    If you want it, if you are passionate, if you believe in yourself, then never let anyone stand in your way.

    If unsure, then some time at uni or college studying the subject can only be enjoyable and informative and helpful.

    If the worst comes to the worst, you could always become an art critic or run an art gallery or work in the music industry so you are close to what you enjoy. By getting related qualifications, you can only make that more rewarding and likely.
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    start creating then
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    (Original post by Abramovic)
    I can't speak for myself, so I only tell others their views. Who else could I ask for feedback excluding my teachers and friends?
    I don't think Simes' eye roll was because you'd taken the opinion of your teachers, but because you said you "write good", when you should be saying you "write well", suggesting that you actually don't write good/well.


    Your dreams are not taken seriously because you're too vague. You seem to want to chase the title of 'writer' or 'musician' etc rather than believing this particular song you'd written is great or you have a plot for a series of novels you'd love to become successful. I wouldn't chase those dreams by not going to university. Your skills won't magically develop on their own, go to university and chase those dreams on the side or after graduation.
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    (Original post by Simes)
    If you want it, if you are passionate, if you believe in yourself, then never let anyone stand in your way.

    If unsure, then some time at uni or college studying the subject can only be enjoyable and informative and helpful.

    If the worst comes to the worst, you could always become an art critic or run an art gallery or work in the music industry so you are close to what you enjoy. By getting related qualifications, you can only make that more rewarding and likely.
    Thank you for your advice.

    (Original post by sliceofcake)
    I don't think Simes' eye roll was because you'd taken the opinion of your teachers, but because you said you "write good", when you should be saying you "write well", suggesting that you actually don't write good/well.


    Your dreams are not taken seriously because you're too vague. You seem to want to chase the title of 'writer' or 'musician' etc rather than believing this particular song you'd written is great or you have a plot for a series of novels you'd love to become successful. I wouldn't chase those dreams by not going to university. Your skills won't magically develop on their own, go to university and chase those dreams on the side or after graduation.
    Oh, oops. English isn't my mother tongue, though. Thank you for your help.
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    (Original post by Abramovic)

    Psychology (if you're asking for the subject).
    Yeah, I was. Sorry, bit vague...

    Why can't you study and do 'artistic' stuff on the side? Plenty of 'artists' have gone to amazing universities etc...
 
 
 
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