When I was a youngster, my father kept always trying to tell me that I needed to work hard if I was going to be a doctor one day.
He didn’t care what kind of doctor I ended up being, as long as I had the proper title and was making decent money.
My mother always said that I could be whatever I wanted to be, but my father would always roll his eyes at that. I actually took an interest in working on various gadgets when I was a youngster and this was something I just loved to do. I even worked with my uncle every chance I could when he said he was working on cars. My father didn’t like the fact that I was spending so much time working with my uncle. He even showed me how to work on heating and cooling systems which was pretty cool. I got to the point where I was able to fix some of those HVAC systems all on my own. Most of the time my uncle would be working with me though. I learned that he was able to make pretty good money by fixing the HVAC machines and even just taking them apart and selling the parts. I was so fascinated with this type of work that I decided to make a plan for my future as my father kept trying to do for me. The thing is, I wanted it to be my plan, not his. I don’t think his father forced him down any particular paths, but who knows, maybe he tried to push him too. That would explain why he was always on my back about being a doctor when I really just wanted to work on HVAC machines for a living.