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    Someone was recently advising me about my study skills and future career ambitions.

    They said: 'I'm glad I could help. But now you have established some career goals focus on them. Don't think you might make them. You could still be a lecturer and a politician in one life - we all know we need good MPs.'

    I struggle to interpret messages like this in any instance, but I am especially confused by the 'Don't think you might make them' bit. Are they being supportive or critical here? Do you think that they are a friend and that what they are saying is supportive or is this part critical?

    Please could you help me interpret what they said? Is this person being supportive or critical of me? Do you think that they are a friend of mine or not?
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    (Original post by Tomm98)
    Someone was recently advising me about my study skills and future career ambitions.

    They said: 'I'm glad I could help. But now you have established some career goals focus on them. Don't think you might make them. You could still be a lecturer and a politician in one life - we all know we need good MPs.'

    I struggle to interpret messages like this in any instance, but I am especially confused by the 'Don't think you might make them' bit. Are they being supportive or critical here? Do you think that they are a friend and that what they are saying is supportive or is this part critical?

    Please could you help me interpret what they said? Is this person being supportive or critical of me? Do you think that they are a friend of mine or not?
    Id take it as a 'don't assume anythings certain, keep other options open and dont just bank on one thing happening' kinda thing tbh - which is just a warning to me

    Hope this helps ya!
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    (Original post by ImSoFanSea)
    Id take it as a 'don't assume anythings certain, keep other options open and dont just bank on one thing happening' kinda thing tbh - which is just a warning to me

    Hope this helps ya!
    Do you think that they were being supportive or critical? Also, I don't really get the part about the MP.
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    (Original post by Tomm98)
    Do you think that they were being supportive or critical? Also, I don't really get the part about the MP.
    I'd say it was more of a neutral statement tbh, and the thing about MPs I would take as a 'You could make a pretty good MP' kinda thing.

    Honestly, I wouldn't get too hung up over this, you'll distract yourself from other stuff and if you want to go ahead and achieve these goals you have - who are they to stop you? If anything, they're jyst trying to make you aware that life can be pretty unpredictable at times so having a backup plan is a sensible idea.

    Sorry if I rambled on a bit too much, but once again I hope you find what I said useful - Good Luck!
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