posted on Aug, 6 2009 @ 12:22 AM
reply to post by DancedWithWolves
I see your point, and I have fell victim to that myself... I am a composer but it seems like wherever I go I don't get the instruction I wish. I
have learned that it is something I must learn to do on my own accord.
The way I find this thought idea bad is the way that it makes children slaves to their parents wishes. I know parents generally are trying to look
out for their child's interests but sometimes they put too much pressure on them, or hold them back. Every child holds a talent and gift, you are
right, but why not let them discover it on their own accord? Or how about letting them do whatever interests them? Just because someone has a talent
in something does not mean they wish a career in said talent.
For example, I was a very promising Trombone player in middle school. My parents were very proud of me and wanted me to continue with it and work
harder, because it was my "gift". I felt smothered by them (and still do somewhat) and lost interest in music for a long time. See I had found an
infatuation with writing music instead. I prefer writing the music rather than performing it. My parents didn't see that composing was my passion,
not performing. I may be a better performer, but I love composing. You see what I'm saying here?
It's not that Music was my only talent either, I was good at math as a kid (not any more though!), I am a fair writer, and a decent film maker. I'm
curious what they would have found in my DNA, if it would correspond to any of that.
[edit on 6-8-2009 by asmall89]